coruscate

  • 1 coruscate — coruscate, excoriate Confusion of these two somewhat literary words caused by the coincidence of the syllable cor and the ending ate is a common malapropism. To coruscate (from Latin coruscare) is to glitter or give off flashes of light, and it… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 Coruscate — Cor us*cate (k?r ?s k?t or k? r?s k?r), v. i. [L. coruscare to flash, vibrate.] To glitter in flashes; to flash. Syn: To glisten; gleam; sparkle; radiate. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 coruscate — index radiate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 coruscate — (v.) 1705, from L. coruscatus, pp. of coruscare to vibrate, glitter, of unknown origin. Related: Coruscated; coruscating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 coruscate — *flash, gleam, scintillate, glance, glint, sparkle, glitter, glisten, twinkle …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 coruscate — [kôr′ə skāt΄, kär′ə skāt΄] vi. coruscated, coruscating [< L coruscatus, pp. of coruscare, to move quickly, glitter < coruscus, vibrating, shimmering] to give off flashes of light; glitter; sparkle coruscant [kə rus′kənt] adj …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 coruscate — intransitive verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Latin coruscatus, past participle of coruscare to flash Date: 1705 1. to give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes ; sparkle 2. to be brilliant or showy in technique or style …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 coruscate — /kawr euh skayt , kor /, v.i., coruscated, coruscating. to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam. [1695 1705; < L coruscatus ptp. of coruscare to quiver, flash; see CORUSCANT, ATE1] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 9 coruscate — verb a) To give off light; to reflect in flashes; to sparkle. b) To exhibit brilliant technique or style. Syn: gleam, glimmer, glisten …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 coruscate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks: flash, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, twinkle, wink. See LIGHT …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 coruscate —  Not rr . Glittering, dazzling, as in coruscating wit …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 12 coruscate — cor·us·cate || kÉ’rÉ™skeɪt v. shine, glow …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 coruscate — [ kɒrəskeɪt] verb literary (of light) flash or sparkle. Derivatives coruscant adjective coruscation noun Origin C18 (earlier (C15) as coruscation): from L. coruscat , coruscare glitter …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 14 coruscate — v. n. Shine, glisten, glitter, gleam, sparkle, twinkle, flash, scintillate …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 15 coruscate — cor·us·cate …

    English syllables

  • 16 coruscate — cor•us•cate [[t]ˈkɔr əˌskeɪt, ˈkɒr [/t]] v. i. cat•ed, cat•ing to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; gleam • Etymology: 1695–1705; < L coruscātus, ptp. of coruscāre to quiver, flash, der. of coruscus quivering, flashing …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 coruscate — /ˈkɒrəskeɪt / (say koruhskayt) verb (i) (coruscated, coruscating) to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; gleam. {Latin coruscātus, past participle, moved quickly, flashed} …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 18 coruscate —   v.i. sparkle; flash.    ♦ coruscant, a.    ♦ coruscation, n …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 19 coruscate — v.intr. 1 give off flashing light; sparkle. 2 be showy or brilliant. Derivatives: coruscation n. Etymology: L coruscare glitter …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 excoriate — coruscate, excoriate Confusion of these two somewhat literary words caused by the coincidence of the syllable cor and the ending ate is a common malapropism. To coruscate (from Latin coruscare) is to glitter or give off flashes of light, and it… …

    Modern English usage