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twinkle

twin·kle

twinkle

 
 
pronunciation:
twIng kl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: twinkled, twinkles, twinkling
definition 1: to shine with an intermittent or flickering light, as a star.
synonyms:
blink, flicker, sparkle, wink
similar words:
flash, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, shimmer, shine
definition 2: to be bright or shine, as with enjoyment or amusement.
Her eyes twinkle when she laughed.
synonyms:
light up, sparkle
similar words:
blaze, brighten, glitter, glow, radiate, scintillate, shine
definition 3: to flicker or sparkle in the light, as a gem or other shiny object.
synonyms:
glitter, sparkle
similar words:
dazzle, flicker, scintillate
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a brief gleam of light; flicker.
synonyms:
blink, flicker, scintillation, sparkle, twinkling, wink
similar words:
flash, gleam, glimmer, glint, shimmer, spark
definition 2: a look of amusement or delight in the eyes.
similar words:
radiance, sparkle
definition 3: a very brief moment; twinkling.
synonyms:
flash, flicker, instant, split second, trice, twinkling, wink
similar words:
blink, jiffy, minute, moment, second
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