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Meaning & Definition of Blink in English

English

Blink

/blɪŋk/

noun

1. A reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

    synonym:
  • blink
  • ,
  • eye blink
  • ,
  • blinking
  • ,
  • wink
  • ,
  • winking
  • ,
  • nictitation
  • ,
  • nictation

verb

1. Briefly shut the eyes

  • "The tv announcer never seems to blink"
    synonym:
  • blink
  • ,
  • wink
  • ,
  • nictitate
  • ,
  • nictate

2. Force to go away by blinking

  • "Blink away tears"
    synonym:
  • wink
  • ,
  • blink
  • ,
  • blink away

3. Gleam or glow intermittently

  • "The lights were flashing"
    synonym:
  • flash
  • ,
  • blink
  • ,
  • wink
  • ,
  • twinkle
  • ,
  • winkle

Examples of using

She makes excellent meals in the blink of an eye.
How many times a minute does the average person blink?
Newscasters blink once every second.