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Meaning of TWINKLE

Pronunciation:  'twingkul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
  2. [v]  gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
  3. [v]  emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; of stars; "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"

TWINKLE is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: blink, flash, scintillate, scintillation, sparkling, wink, winkle, winkle
 See Also: alteration, beam, change, emit light, flick, flicker, modification, radiate, shine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Twin"kle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Twinkled}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Twinkling}.] [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.
             The owl fell a moping and twinkling.  --L' Estrange.
    2. To shine with an intermitted or a broken, quavering light;
       to flash at intervals; to sparkle; to scintillate.
             These stars not twinkle when viewed through
             telescopes that have large apertures. --Sir I.
             The western sky twinkled with stars.  --Sir W.
  2. \Twin"kle\, n.
    1. A closing or opening, or a quick motion, of the eye; a
       wink or sparkle of the eye.
             Suddenly, with twinkle of her eye, The damsel broke
             his misintended dart.                 --Spenser.
    2. A brief flash or gleam, esp. when rapidly repeated.
    3. The time of a wink; a twinkling. --Dryden.