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NOUN (1)

1. a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat);
- Example: "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
[syn: blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute]


1. shining intermittently with a sparkling light;
- Example: "twinkling stars"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Twinkling \Twin"kling\, n. 1. The act of one who, or of that which, twinkles; a quick movement of the eye; a wink; a twinkle. --Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. A shining with intermitted light; a scintillation; a sparkling; as, the twinkling of the stars. [1913 Webster] 3. The time of a wink; a moment; an instant. [1913 Webster] In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, . . . the dead shall be raised incorruptible. --1 Cor. xv. 52. [1913 Webster]
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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "twinkling": blink, blinking, blinky, breath, coruscant, coruscating, coruscation, coup, crack, firefly, flash, glimmer, glimmering, glimmerous, glimmery, glisten, glistening, glister, glistering, glitter, glittering, glittery, glowworm, half a jiffy, half a mo, half a second, half a shake, instant, jiff, jiffy, microsecond, millisecond, minute, moment, scintilla, scintillant, scintillating, scintillation, scintillescent, sec, second, shake, shimmer, shimmering, shimmery, spangle, spangly, spark, sparkle, sparkling, split second, stroboscopic light, stroke, tick, tinsel, tinselly, trice, twink, twinkle, twinkly, twitch, two shakes, wink