coruscate

December 8, 2022

Coruscate/verb/cor-us-scate 

The word coruscate is a verb that means to emit vivid flashes of light. It can also mean to sparkle or gleam. Additionally, coruscate can also refer to a “sudden inspiration” or a moment of brilliance, as if a lightbulb turns on in one’s mind.

Etymology

The word coruscate originated in the early 18th century from the Latin word coruscat, meaning glittered. Another variation of the word coruscate is corruscare, which is an Italian verb with a similar meaning.

In a Sentence

  1. Every culture has all kinds of fairy folklore, but one thing that remains the same is the idea that you can see fairies when they coruscate as they fly around you, making their presence known.
  2. If you see a light coruscating in the woods, it's likely that the fae or some other mythical creature is nearby watching you and that they want you to know they're there; otherwise, their lights fade out, and it's almost like they're invisible.
  3. There are plenty of theories about coruscating orbs, from ghosts to fae, but nobody knows where these orbs come from; it's truly a world mystery.

Synonyms

 beam, radiate

Antonyms

dim, dull

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