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twinkle

noun

1 twinkle

A rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash.

synonyms: scintillation, sparkling.



2 twinkle

Merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance:
— There's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes.

synonyms: light, spark, sparkle.

Polish: iskierka, iskra

verb

1 twinkle

Gleam or glow intermittently.

synonyms: blink, flash, wink, winkle.

Roget 113: be instantaneous etc. adj.; twinkle, flash.   

Roget 420: shine, glow, glitter; glister, glisten; twinkle, gleam; flare, flare up; glare, beam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, ... show more

Roget 422: be dim, grow dim etc. adj.; flicker, twinkle, glimmer; loom, lower; fade; pale, pale its ineffectual fire [Hamlet]. ... show more

2 twinkle

Emit or reflect light in a flickering manner:
— Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?.

synonyms: scintillate, winkle.


Moby thesaurus: bat, blink, blinking, breath, coruscate, coruscating, coruscation, coup, crack, dance, dancing, dazzle, dazzling, firefly, flash, flashing, flicker, flickering, fulgurate, fulguration ... show more.

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