effervescent vs scintillating what difference

what is difference between effervescent and scintillating

English

Etymology

From French effervescent, from Latin effervēscō (boil up).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɛfəˈvɛsənt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɛfɚˈvɛsənt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛsənt

Adjective

effervescent (comparative more effervescent, superlative most effervescent)

  1. (of a liquid) Giving off bubbles; fizzy.
  2. Vivacious and enthusiastic.

Synonyms

  • (giving off bubbles): bubbly, ebullient, sparkling; see also Thesaurus:effervescent

Related terms

  • effervesce
  • effervescence

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French

Etymology

From Latin effervēscēns.

Pronunciation

Adjective

effervescent (feminine singular effervescente, masculine plural effervescents, feminine plural effervescentes)

  1. effervescent

Related terms

  • effervescence

Further reading

  • “effervescent” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Latin

Verb

effervēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of effervēscō


English

Etymology

scintillate +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌsɪntɪˈleɪtɪŋ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌsɪntəˈleɪtɪŋ/
  • Hyphenation: scin‧til‧lat‧ing

Verb

scintillating

  1. present participle of scintillate.

Adjective

scintillating (comparative more scintillating, superlative most scintillating)

  1. That scintillates with brief flashes of light; sparkling.
    • 1994, Edward St Aubyn, Bad News, Picador 2006, page 147:
      On the scintillating water yellow and blue boats bobbed up and down.
    • 2012 October 13, quoting Nguyen Chi Thien, “Nguyen Chi Thien: Nguyen Chi Thien, a Vietnamese poet, died on October 2nd, aged 73”, in The Economist[1], archived from the original on 13 October 2012:
      They sank me into the ocean / Wishing me to remain in the depths. / I became a deep sea diver / And came up covered with scintillating pearls.
  2. Brilliantly or impressively clever, exciting, amusing or witty.
    • 1864, Edgar Allan Poe, The Literati of New York – No. II – Anna Cora Mowatt:
      Her sketches and tales may be said to be cleverly written. They are lively, easy, conventional, scintillating with a species of sarcastic wit, which might be termed good were it in any respect original.

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