Word of the Day

I really like this word, it just feels bright when you say it outloud.

scintillescent (sint-uh-LES-uhnt) adjective

Sparkling or twinkling.

[From Latin scintillare (to sparkle), from scintilla (spark).]

-Anu Garg (gargATwordsmith.org)

“She tried to discern his thoughts as they stood in the scintillescent moonlight, the dark forest pressing in on them.” Chelsea Quinn Yarbro; A Feast In Exile; Tor Books; 2002.


About Dewayne Mikkelson

A technogeek in life and a webdeveloper by profession. Blogging is my favorite sport.
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2 Responses to Word of the Day

  1. Josh says:

    Scintillescent reminds me of ‘cellar-door’, which Tolkien commented has an inherently beautiful sound to it.

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