frothy vs scintillating what difference

what is difference between frothy and scintillating

English

Etymology

froth +‎ -y

Pronunciation

Adjective

frothy (comparative frothier, superlative frothiest)

  1. Foamy or churned to the point of becoming infused with bubbles.
  2. (figuratively) lightweight; lacking depth or substance
    • 1827, Robert Pollok, The Course of Time
      The frothy orator, who busked his tales
      In quackish pomp of noisy words

Synonyms

  • (with bubbles): foamy, spumescent; see also Thesaurus:effervescent

Translations

Noun

frothy (plural frothies)

  1. (Australia, slang, chiefly in the plural) A serving of beer.

Translations

Anagrams

  • for thy, forthy


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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