coruscate vs sparkle what difference

what is difference between coruscate and sparkle

English

Alternative forms

  • corruscate (dated)

Etymology

From the Latin coruscō (I flash).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈkɒɹəskeɪt/, /ˈkɔːɹəskeɪt/
  • enPR: kôrʹə-skāt, kŏrʹə-skāt

Verb

coruscate (third-person singular simple present coruscates, present participle coruscating, simple past and past participle coruscated)

  1. (intransitive) To give off light; to reflect in flashes; to sparkle.
  2. (intransitive) To exhibit brilliant technique or style.
    • 1981, A. D. Hope, “His Coy Mistress to Mr. Marvell,” A Book of Answers:
      For truth and tenderness do more / Than coruscating metaphor.

Synonyms

  • gleam
  • glimmer
  • glisten
  • glitter
  • radiate
  • scintillate
  • sheen
  • shine
  • sparkle
  • twinkle

Translations

Anagrams

  • accouters, accoutres, cocurates, court case

Italian

Verb

coruscate

  1. inflection of coruscare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of coruscato

Anagrams

  • stracuoce

Latin

Verb

coruscāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of coruscō


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈspɑːkəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈspɑɹkəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(r)kəl
  • Homophone: SPARQL

Etymology 1

From Middle English sparkel, sparkle, sparcle, equivalent to spark +‎ -le (diminutive suffix).

Noun

sparkle (countable and uncountable, plural sparkles)

  1. A little spark; a scintillation.
    • The shock was sufficiently strong to strike out some sparkles of his fiery temper.
  2. Brilliance; luster.
  3. Liveliness; vivacity.
  4. The quality of being sparkling or fizzy; effervescence.
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English sparklen, sperclen, equivalent to spark +‎ -le (frequentative verb). Cognate with Dutch sparkelen (to sparkle).

Alternative forms

  • sparckle, sparcle (obsolete)

Verb

sparkle (third-person singular simple present sparkles, present participle sparkling, simple past and past participle sparkled)

  1. (intransitive) To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles
  2. (by extension) To shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle
    • A Mantelet vp on his shulder hangynge
      Bretful of Rubies reede / as fyr sparklynge
  3. (intransitive) To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.
  4. (intransitive) To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce
  5. (transitive) To emit in the form or likeness of sparks.
  6. (transitive, obsolete) To disperse.
  7. (transitive, obsolete) To scatter on or over.
Synonyms
  • (glisten, flash): shine, glisten, scintillate, radiate, coruscate, glitter, twinkle
Derived terms
  • asparkle
  • sparkler
  • sparkling water
Translations

References

  • sparkle in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • kerslap

Middle English

Noun

sparkle

  1. Alternative form of sparkel

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