origin:  Latin; sonare= resound + luminescere= shine.
"Star in a jar." - Prof. Seth Putterman, PhD in physics.
A currently somewhat inexplicable reaction, made when a sound wave is passed through a bubble suspended in liquid, causing the bubble to expand, then collapse (cavitation), then burst into a bright light; bubble fusion!
Watch and see for yourself.
Last Week's Word: Dacha & Zoopraxiscope