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Twinkling meaning

twinkling - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. a very short time ( as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat); " if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
  2. 2. of Twinkle
  3. 3. The act of one who, or of that which, twinkles; a quick movement of the eye; a wink; a twinkle.
  4. 4. A shining with intermitted light; a scintillation; a sparkling; as, the twinkling of the stars.
  5. 5. The time of a wink; a moment; an instant.

twinkling - examples of usage

  1. At length I heard a dog bark, and saw a light twinkling far down beneath me, by which I knew that I was still on the mountain- side. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. Sometimes he would get within one or two hundred yards of her, and then, in a twinkling, she would be half a mile off. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  3. " Just a- looking round," replied Unc' Billy Possum, his eyes twinkling. - "The Adventures of Reddy Fox", Thornton W. Burgess.
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