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NOUN (2)

1. a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash;
[syn: twinkle, scintillation, sparkling]

2. merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance;
- Example: "he had a sparkle in his eye"
- Example: "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"
[syn: sparkle, twinkle, spark, light]


VERB (2)

1. gleam or glow intermittently;
- Example: "The lights were flashing"
[syn: flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle]

2. emit or reflect light in a flickering manner;
- Example: "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
[syn: twinkle, winkle, scintillate]


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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Twinkle \Twin"kle\, n. 1. A closing or opening, or a quick motion, of the eye; a wink or sparkle of the eye. [1913 Webster] Suddenly, with twinkle of her eye, The damsel broke his misintended dart. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. A brief flash or gleam, esp. when rapidly repeated. [1913 Webster] 3. The time of a wink; a twinkling. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

twinkle n 1: a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash [syn: twinkle, scintillation, sparkling] 2: 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" [syn: sparkle, twinkle, spark, light] v 1: gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing" [syn: flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle] 2: emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?" [syn: twinkle, winkle, scintillate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

75 Moby Thesaurus words for "twinkle": bat, blink, blinking, breath, coruscate, coruscating, coruscation, coup, crack, dance, dancing, dazzle, dazzling, firefly, flash, flashing, flicker, flickering, fulgurate, fulguration, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glimmering, glint, glisk, glisten, glistening, glister, glitter, glittering, glowworm, half a jiffy, half a mo, half a second, half a shake, illuminate, instant, jiff, jiffy, light, light up, microsecond, millisecond, minute, moment, nictitate, scintilla, scintillate, scintillating, scintillation, sec, second, shake, shimmer, shimmering, shine, shining, spangle, spark, sparking, sparkle, sparkling, split second, stroboscopic light, stroke, tick, tinsel, trice, twink, twinkling, twitch, two shakes, wink, winking
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

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