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Definition of "twinkle" []

  • To shine with slight, intermittent gleams, as distant lights or stars; flicker; glimmer. See Synonyms at flash. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be bright or sparkling, as with merriment or delight: eyes that twinkled with joy. (verb-intransitive)
  • To blink or wink the eyes. See Synonyms at blink. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move about or to and fro rapidly and gracefully; flit. (verb-intransitive)
  • To emit (light) in slight, intermittent gleams. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "twinkle" in a sentence
  • "The pink tone to the twinkle is the iridium based particle beams cooking off a fusion drive."
  • "It is not that we see a smile, or a reaction etc….what we see is what we call a twinkle in her eye."
  • "An idealist may say to a capitalist, 'Don't you sometimes feel in the rich twilight, when the lights twinkle from the distant hamlet in the hills, that all humanity is a holy family?'"