coruscating


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cor·us·cate

 (kôr′ə-skāt′, kŏr′-)
intr.v. cor·us·cat·ed, cor·us·cat·ing, cor·us·cates
1. To give forth flashes of light; sparkle and glitter: diamonds coruscating in the candlelight.
2. To exhibit sparkling virtuosity: a flutist whose music coruscated throughout the concert hall.

[Latin coruscāre, coruscāt-, to flash.]

cor′us·ca′tion n.
Translations

coruscating

[ˈkɒrəskeɪtɪŋ] ADJ [humour] → chispeante

coruscating

[ˈkɒrəskeɪtɪŋ] adj [wit] → brillant(e)

coruscating

adjbrilliant, geistsprühend

coruscating

[ˌkɒrəˈskeɪtɪŋ] adj (frm) → scintillante
References in classic literature ?
John said these words as he pronounced his sermons, with a quiet, deep voice; with an unflushed cheek, and a coruscating radiance of glance.
And by this time it is to be supposed there was a blush on Polly's cheek, a tender smile about her mouth and a liquid softness in her glance; while the star kept coruscating on Feathertop's breast, and the little demons careered with more frantic merriment than ever about the circumference of his pipe bowl.
Mr Verloc, getting off the sofa with ponderous reluctance, opened the door leading into the kitchen to get more air, and thus disclosed the innocent Stevie, seated very good and quiet at a deal table, drawing circles, circles, circles; innumerable circles, concentric, eccentric; a coruscating whirl of circles that by their tangled multitude of repeated curves, uniformity of form, and confusion of intersecting lines suggested a rendering of cosmic chaos, the symbolism of a mad art attempting the inconceivable.
On the antique sideboard, their size doubled by reflection in the polished mahogany, lay a coruscating cluster of precious stones, that fell in festoons about Lord Ernest's fingers as he handed them to Raffles with scarcely a shrug.
Baroness Newlove sparked it by publishing a coruscating report about how poorly it is being dealt with in England and Wales.
1 - actually the second he composed - is Beethoven's first orchestral masterpiece but Anderszewski and the CBSO's coruscating performance showed the debt he owed to his two great predecessors.
Somehow - as Dame Laura Cox's coruscating report last week made clear - some MPs think that such considerations don't apply to them.
Their standout track, Theme From Grimm, is a coruscating attack on social conformity and features some suitably Mark E Smithinspired invective ('This goes out to all the semidetached people living in their semi-detached houses living their semidetached lives').
Lomachenko differs from Golovkin in that he does not have the same coruscating power.
Summary: Variety praises the movie's visuals as 'a coruscating explosion of pop-culture eye candy'
Class war degenerates into stomach-churning violence in Laura Wade's adaptation of her own coruscating play.
He voyages to Greenland and Svalbard to capture the coruscating light in watercolour, and allows the hardship and restrictions of the Arctic to shape his work.