AskDefine | Define scintilla

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scintilla

Noun

1 a tiny or scarcely detectable amount [syn: shred, whit, iota, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidge]
2 a sparkling glittering particles

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English

Etymology

Existing in English since the seventeenth century; from scintilla, “sparkling speck, atom”.

Pronunciation

  • /skinˈtilːa/
  • a UK /sɪnˈtɪla/

Noun

  1. A small spark or flash.
  2. A small or trace amount.

References

Italian

Noun

  1. spark

Verb

scintilla

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