coruscation


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coruscation

 [kor″us-ka´shun]
the sensation as of a flash of light before the eyes.

coruscation

/cor·us·ca·tion/ (kor″us-ka´shun) the sensation as of a flash of light before the eyes.

coruscation

(ko-rus-ka'shun) [L. coruscare, to glitter]
The subjective sensation of flashes of light before the eyes.
See: Moore's lightning streaks
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It climbs from the depths (as in Ravel's Left-hand Piano Concerto), it erupts into wind and string coruscations, moves into a bluesy big-band sequence and climaxes in a lush romantic tune on full orchestra.
At the heart of the programme was Messiaen's La rousserolle effarvatte for piano solo, its great coruscations of activity drawing an account characteristically Gallic in its tense intensity from Pierre-Laurent Aimard.
His Chagalnspired Blues Circus glitters with witty coruscations, the instruments of its tiny ensemble drawing life from each other, the featured clarinet (the splendid Mark van de Wiel) sometimes relaying Russian folk-like images (perhaps in tribute to the painter).
Blomstedt eschewed the customary cymbal and triangle coruscations at the adagio's summit, but so inevitably was it approached that we scarcely noticed their absence.
I know what an artist can glean from the endless dialogue of the sun and the ocean; I know the meaning of the play of shadows around the funeral pyres, the ashes floating down the Ganges by night in the blue and red coruscations of its waters.