Scintillation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌsɪntɪˈleɪʃən|  American pronunciation of the word scintillation
Brit.  |sɪntɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word scintillation


- (physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle
- a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash (syn: sparkling, twinkle)
- a brilliant display of wit
- the quality of shining with a bright reflected light (syn: glisten, glister, glitter, sparkle)
- the twinkling of the stars caused when changes in the density of the earth's atmosphere produce uneven refraction of starlight
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