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Twinkle

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Noun

1. scintillation, sparkling, twinkle

a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash

2. light, spark, sparkle, twinkle

merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance

Example Sentences:
'he had a sparkle in his eye'
'there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes'

Verb

3. blink, flash, twinkle, wink, winkle

gleam or glow intermittently

Example Sentences:
'The lights were flashing'

4. scintillate, twinkle, winkle

emit or reflect light in a flickering manner

Example Sentences:
'Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Twinkle

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verb (mainly intr)
1. 
to emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; shine brightly and intermittently; sparkle
twinkling stars
2. 
(of the eyes) to sparkle, esp with amusement or delight
3. rare
to move about quickly
4. (also tr) rare
to wink (the eyes); blink
noun
5. 
an intermittent gleam of light; flickering brightness; sparkle or glimmer
6. 
an instant
7.  a rare word for wink1

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Twinkle

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verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈtwinkled or ˈtwinkling
1. 
to shine with quick, intermittent flashes of light, as some stars; sparkle
2. 
to light up, as with amusement
said of the eyes
3. 
to move about or back and forth quickly and lightly, as a dancer's feet; flicker
4.  Archaic
to wink or blink
verb transitive
5. 
to make twinkle
6. 
to emit (light) in quick, intermittent flashes
noun
7. 
a flicker or wink of the eye
8. 
a quick flash of amusement, etc. in the eye
9. 
a quick, intermittent flash of light; sparkle
10. 
the very brief time it takes to wink; twinkling

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Twinkle

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v. twin·kled, twin·kling, twin·kles
v.intr.
1. To shine with slight, intermittent gleams, as distant lights or stars; flicker; glimmer. See Synonyms at flash.
2. To be bright or sparkling, as with merriment or delight: eyes that twinkled with joy.
3. To blink or wink the eyes.
4. To move about or to and fro rapidly and gracefully; flit.
v.tr.
To emit (light) in slight, intermittent gleams.
n.
1. A slight, intermittent gleam of light; a sparkling flash; a glimmer.
2. A sparkle of merriment or delight in the eye.
3. A brief interval; a twinkling.
4. A rapid to-and-fro movement.

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