blepharospasm

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bleph·a·ro·spasm

 (blĕf′ə-rō-spăz′əm)
n.
Spasmodic winking caused by the involuntary contraction of an eyelid muscle.

blepharospasm

(ˈblɛfərəʊˌspæzəm)
n
(Pathology) spasm of the muscle of the eyelids, causing the eyes to shut tightly, either as a response to painful stimuli or occurring as a form of dystonia
[C19: from Greek blepharo(n) eyelid + spasm]
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Noun1.blepharospasm - spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eyeblepharospasm - spasm of the eyelid muscle resulting in closure of the eye
cramp, muscle spasm, spasm - a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
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He said these fast eyelid twitches disengage a person's focus of vision, so that it often moves down and away from the questioner.
EYELID twitches are normally caused by fatigue or lack of sleep.
In addition to the central figure, who is actually only vaguely drawn, we observe Principe and Frocio, his earthy co-workers at a fishstand, as well as many minor figures, among them a fat, toothless lemon seller whose eyelid twitches incessantly, a nun whose face is covered with warts, a fat butcher who specializes in horsemeat, and various other merchants dealing in bloody animal body parts.