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Meaning & Definition of Blinking in English

English

Blinking

/blɪŋkɪŋ/

noun

1. A reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

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

adjective

1. Closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly

  • "He stood blinking in the bright sunlight"
    synonym:
  • blinking
  • ,
  • winking

2. Informal intensifiers

  • "What a bally (or blinking) nuisance"
  • "A bloody fool"
  • "A crashing bore"
  • "You flaming idiot"
    synonym:
  • bally(a)
  • ,
  • blinking(a)
  • ,
  • bloody(a)
  • ,
  • blooming(a)
  • ,
  • crashing(a)
  • ,
  • flaming(a)
  • ,
  • fucking(a)

Examples of using

Little lights were blinking on and off in the distance.