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Twinkle meaning

twinkle - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; " Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
  2. 2. To open and shut the eye rapidly; to blink; to wink.
  3. 3. To shine with an intermitted or a broken, quavering light; to flash at intervals; to sparkle; to scintillate.
  4. 4. A closing or opening, or a quick motion, of the eye; a wink or sparkle of the eye.
  5. 5. A brief flash or gleam, esp. when rapidly repeated.
  6. 6. The time of a wink; a twinkling.
  7. 7. A wink; sparkling; instant.
  8. 8. To shine with a sparkling light; wink.

twinkle - examples of usage

  1. Twinkle- tail did not move. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. And if you should perchance get a glimpse of the game, you will be conscious chiefly of a funny little pair of wrinkled black feet, turned up at you so rapidly that they actually seem to twinkle through a cloud of flying loose stuff. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. I said nothing more, but there was a twinkle in Dubois' eye, which made me fancy he did think of it. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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