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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.twinkly - smiling with happiness or optimismtwinkly - smiling with happiness or optimism; "Come to my arms, my beamish boy!"- Lewis Carroll; "a room of smiling faces"; "a round red twinkly Santa Claus"
cheerful - being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"
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She had twinkly little screwed up eyes, a double chin, and a short turned up nose.
She sang successfully through three or four verses, only at every verse her head nodded a little lower, and her little twinkly eyes closed up.
It was so twinkly and so very un-great-aunt-Elizaish.
We often hesitate before applying a glittery nail polish, weighing up whether the joy of a twinkly manicure is worth the hassle of scraping it off afterwards.
Yesterday THE youth of today listen to "rap" and "dub" But I remember the Fab Four at the Cavern Club And Cilla Black, beautiful voice and twinkly eyes On the telly presenting Blind Date and Surprise And Gerry and the Pacemakers, Ferry Across the Mersey The only Pacemaker now is the one I wear underneath my jersey I miss The Searchers singing Sweets for my Sweet And the Swinging Blue Jeans, now they were a treat Things were much simpler in the swinging sixties But now it's all "sex sells" and junkies getting their fixes How I yearn for these days of yesteryear But they are gone forever, that much is clear Soon I'll also be gone, that much is true But remember this, Liverpool I'll always love you
THE family of Robert Hardy has paid tribute to the "gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified" actor, who has died at the age of 91.
Dad's a surgeon with a white beard and twinkly eyes.
This one-hour film celebrates our favourite twinkly host - who passed away in January, aged 77.
There is twinkly pendant lighting, booth seating and room for 200 guests.
These frosty faves are part Sugar Plum Fairy, part Queen Frostine--shimmery and twinkly, without the usual blizzard of sparkle.
This week Dan (Greg Davies) is trying to prove to his ex-girlfriend Naomi that he's trustworthy enough to attend his small niece's birthday party - an idea which his lovely, twinkly mother (Gwyneth Powell who was Mrs McCluskey in Grange Hill) finds utterly hilarious.
A deep purple and twinkly, it has lavender and ylang ylang to help you sleep.