Definition of scintilla noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sɪnˈtɪlə//
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[singular] scintilla (of something) (formal) (usually in negative sentences) a very small amount of something There is not a scintilla of truth in what she says. They had not found a scintilla of evidence against him. Word Originlate 17th cent.: from Latin.
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