Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday words: Coruscate and Coruscation


noun \ˌkr-ə-ˈskā-shən, ˌkär-\
2: a flash of wit

First known use:
15th century
Her eyes dwelt affectionately on Green Gables, peering through its network of trees and reflecting the sunlight back from its windows in several little coruscations of glory."

(L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables)

And of course, there was the famous planet Coruscant...;)

intransitive verb \ˈkr-ə-ˌskāt, ˈkär-\
cor·us·cat·ed cor·us·cat·ing
1: to give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes : sparkle
2: to be brilliant or showy in technique or style


<a classic car from the 1950s, replete with yards of coruscating chrome>


Latin coruscatus, past participle of coruscare to flash

First Known Use: 1705
Tags: c, latin, noun, verb, wordsmith: med_cat

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