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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Twinkle \Twin"kle\ (tw[i^][ng]"k'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Twinkled (tw[i^][ng]"k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Twinkling (tw[i^][ng]"kl[i^]ng).] [OE. twinklen, AS. twinclian; akin to OE. twinken to blink, wink, G. zwinken, zwinkern, and perhaps to E. twitch.] 1. To open and shut the eye rapidly; to blink; to wink. [1913 Webster] The owl fell a moping and twinkling. --L' Estrange. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] 2. To shine with an intermitted or a broken, quavering light; to flash at intervals; to sparkle; to scintillate. [1913 Webster] These stars do not twinkle when viewed through telescopes that have large apertures. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster] The western sky twinkled with stars. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]