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scintillate

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪntleɪt; ˈsɪntɪleɪt/

Translation of scintillate in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [star/jewels] [literary/literario], centellear, destellar, fulgurar [literary/literario]
    Example sentences
    • Concerts are held here on summer evenings, with the room scintillating to the light of two thousand reflected candles.
    • Walking in the night air along the Bosphorus where the city light scintillated on the water, I envied the dervishes their passion, their longing and their faith.
    • He has proven himself a prodigious master of the qanun, an 81-string Arabic zither, his dexterous plucking unlocking the instrument's potential to scintillate and shine.

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