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twinkle

twin·kle

twinkle

 
 
pronunciation:
twIng kl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: twinkled, twinkles, twinkling
definition 1: to shine with a light that flickers or is not steady.
Stars may look like they twinkle, but that is an illusion.
synonyms:
blink, flicker, sparkle
similar words:
flash, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, shimmer, shine
definition 2: to be bright or shine with enjoyment or amusement.
Her eyes twinkled when she laughed.
synonyms:
light up, sparkle
similar words:
blaze, glitter, glow, radiate, shine
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a short gleam of light; flicker.
I saw the twinkle of the lights from the far-off city.
synonyms:
flicker, sparkle
similar words:
flash, gleam, glimmer, glint, spark
definition 2: a look of amusement or delight in the eyes.
That twinkle in his eye always lets me know when he's joking.
similar words:
sparkle
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