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coruscating

Line breaks: cor¦us|cat¦ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒrəskeɪtɪŋ
 
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Definition of coruscating in English:

adjective

1Flashing; sparkling: a coruscating kaleidoscope of colours
More example sentences
  • The coruscating bolt slammed into him, engulfing him in a storm of elements.
  • Inspired by the client's guitar collection, the coruscating variations in colour and texture have a hypnotically intense, painterly quality.
  • Lincoln's battle suit was crippled by the coruscating flames of magic blasted forth.
Synonyms
rare scintillant
1.1Brilliant or striking in content or style: the play’s coruscating wit
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  • In the La Cenerentola finale, Berganza's humanity shines through - Cinderella's kindness is not forgotten in the coruscating brilliance of her happiness.
  • In the next game he tried even harder and scored 55 points in a game of coruscating brilliance, one of the great individual performances in any team sport.
  • Geers is an artist with insights of coruscating brilliance, a true ‘virus at the heart of the beast’.
Synonyms
brilliant, dazzling, scintillating, exhilarating, stimulating, invigorating;
witty, clever;
vivacious, sparkling, effervescent, lively, vibrant, animated, ebullient, bright;
impressive, accomplished, ingenious, masterly, imposing, inventive, creative, remarkable, extraordinary, outstanding, exceptional, staggering, incredible, amazing, astonishing, phenomenal, breathtaking, thrilling, exciting

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