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twin·kle

 (twĭng′kəl)
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.

[Middle English twinklen, from Old English twinclian, frequentative of twincan, to blink.]

twin′kler n.
twink′ly adj.

twinkle

(ˈtwɪŋkəl)
vb (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
n
5. an intermittent gleam of light; flickering brightness; sparkle or glimmer
6. an instant
7. a rare word for wink1
[Old English twinclian; related to Middle High German zwinken to blink]
ˈtwinkler n
ˈtwinkly adj

twin•kle

(ˈtwɪŋ kəl)

v. -kled, -kling,
n. v.i.
1. to shine with a flickering gleam of light, as a star or distant light.
2. to sparkle in the light.
3. (of the eyes) to be bright with amusement, pleasure, etc.
4. to move flutteringly and quickly, as flashes of light.
5. Archaic. to wink; blink.
v.t.
6. to emit (light) in intermittent gleams or flashes.
7. Archaic. to wink (the eyes).
n.
8. a flickering or intermittent brightness or light.
9. a scintillating brightness in the eyes; sparkle.
10. the time required for a wink; twinkling.
11. Archaic. a wink.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English twinclian; akin to Middle English twinken to wink]
twin′kler, n.

twinkle


Past participle: twinkled
Gerund: twinkling

Imperative
twinkle
twinkle
Present
I twinkle
you twinkle
he/she/it twinkles
we twinkle
you twinkle
they twinkle
Preterite
I twinkled
you twinkled
he/she/it twinkled
we twinkled
you twinkled
they twinkled
Present Continuous
I am twinkling
you are twinkling
he/she/it is twinkling
we are twinkling
you are twinkling
they are twinkling
Present Perfect
I have twinkled
you have twinkled
he/she/it has twinkled
we have twinkled
you have twinkled
they have twinkled
Past Continuous
I was twinkling
you were twinkling
he/she/it was twinkling
we were twinkling
you were twinkling
they were twinkling
Past Perfect
I had twinkled
you had twinkled
he/she/it had twinkled
we had twinkled
you had twinkled
they had twinkled
Future
I will twinkle
you will twinkle
he/she/it will twinkle
we will twinkle
you will twinkle
they will twinkle
Future Perfect
I will have twinkled
you will have twinkled
he/she/it will have twinkled
we will have twinkled
you will have twinkled
they will have twinkled
Future Continuous
I will be twinkling
you will be twinkling
he/she/it will be twinkling
we will be twinkling
you will be twinkling
they will be twinkling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been twinkling
you have been twinkling
he/she/it has been twinkling
we have been twinkling
you have been twinkling
they have been twinkling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been twinkling
you will have been twinkling
he/she/it will have been twinkling
we will have been twinkling
you will have been twinkling
they will have been twinkling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been twinkling
you had been twinkling
he/she/it had been twinkling
we had been twinkling
you had been twinkling
they had been twinkling
Conditional
I would twinkle
you would twinkle
he/she/it would twinkle
we would twinkle
you would twinkle
they would twinkle
Past Conditional
I would have twinkled
you would have twinkled
he/she/it would have twinkled
we would have twinkled
you would have twinkled
they would have twinkled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twinkle - a rapid change in brightnesstwinkle - a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
2.twinkle - merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenancetwinkle - merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"
verve, vitality - an energetic style
expression, look, face, facial expression, aspect - the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face"
Verb1.twinkle - gleam or glow intermittentlytwinkle - gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
flick, flicker - flash intermittently; "The lights flicked on and off"
radiate - cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating"
2.twinkle - emit or reflect light in a flickering mannertwinkle - emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
celestial body, heavenly body - natural objects visible in the sky
beam, shine - emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
scintillate - give off; "the substance scintillated sparks and flashes"

twinkle

verb
1. sparkle, flash, shine, glitter, gleam, blink, flicker, wink, shimmer, glint, glisten, scintillate, coruscate At night, lights twinkle in distant villages across the valleys.
noun
2. moment, second, shake (informal), flash, instant, tick (Brit. informal), twinkling, split second, jiffy (informal), trice, two shakes of a lamb's tail (informal) Hours can pass in a twinkle.

twinkle

verb
1. To shine with intermittent gleams:
2. To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks:
3. To open and close the eyes rapidly:
noun
1. A sudden quick light:
2. A very brief time:
Informal: jiff, jiffy.
Chiefly British: tick.
Translations
إشْعاع بالفَرَحتلألُؤيتلألأ، يُشِعُّ فَرِحايومِض، يَتَلألأ
blikatjiskřitmihotánízajiskření
blinketindretindren
לנצנץ
felcsillan
blikblikablika, glitra
bliksėjimasbliksėtiugnelėžibsėjimasžiburiuoti
dzirkstsmirgošanamirgotspīdētuguntiņa
ligotaťmihanie
svetlikati se
ışıldamaışıldamakışıltıparıldamaparıldamak

twinkle

[ˈtwɪŋkl]
A. Ncentelleo m, parpadeo m
in a twinkleen un instante
"no," he said with a twinkle-no, dijo maliciosamente or medio riendo
he had a twinkle in his eyetenía un brillo en sus ojos
when you were only a twinkle in your father's eyecuando tú no eras más que una vida en potencia
B. VI [light] → centellear, parpadear; [eyes] → brillar (fig) [feet] → moverse rápidamente

twinkle

[ˈtwɪŋkəl]
n
[stars, lights] → scintillement m
(in eyes)pétillement m
vi
[stars, lights] → scintiller
[eyes] → pétiller

twinkle

vi (stars)funkeln, flimmern, glitzern; (eyes)blitzen, funkeln; her feet twinkled across the stagesie bewegte sich leichtfüßig über die Bühne
n
(of stars, lights)Funkeln nt, → Flimmern nt, → Glitzern nt; there was a (mischievous) twinkle in her eyeman sah den Schalk in ihren Augen; no, he said with a twinkle (in his eye)nein, sagte er augenzwinkernd
(= instant) in a twinklesofort, im Handumdrehen

twinkle

[ˈtwɪŋkl]
1. nscintillio
he had a twinkle in his eye → gli brillavano gli occhi
2. viscintillare; (eyes) → brillare

twinkle

(ˈtwiŋkl) verb
1. to shine with a small, slightly unsteady light. The stars twinkled in the sky.
2. (of eyes) to shine in this way usually to express amusement. His eyes twinkled mischievously.
noun
1. an expression of amusement (in one's eyes).
2. the act of twinkling.

twinkle

n. guiñada, pestañeo;
v. guiñar un ojo; pestañear, parpadear;
in a ___en un momento, en un instante.
References in classic literature ?
He asked how far away those twinklers were, and whether God was on the other side of them.
But we're going to skip round among those little twinklers up there--the stars--and the splendid planets that my old man so often talks about.
Now its an eye-popping fest of over 50 boats decked out with 100,000-plus twinklers seen gliding through Vancouver's waterways in the evenings.
When I was 12, I would have given my right arm to have a phone number for Denise Pearson, the lead singer of pop twinklers Five Star, who occupied more than their fair share of square footage on my bedroom wall.
This pack of Ruskies are nothing very special, despite a sprinkling of quality twinklers like Andrei Arshavin and Roman Pavluchenko.