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Meaning & Definition of Twinkle in English

English

Twinkle

/twɪŋkəl/

noun

1. A rapid change in brightness

  • A brief spark or flash
    synonym:
  • twinkle
  • ,
  • scintillation
  • ,
  • sparkling

2. Merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance

  • "He had a sparkle in his eye"
  • "There's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"
    synonym:
  • sparkle
  • ,
  • twinkle
  • ,
  • spark
  • ,
  • light

verb

1. Gleam or glow intermittently

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

2. Emit or reflect light in a flickering manner

  • "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
    synonym:
  • twinkle
  • ,
  • winkle
  • ,
  • scintillate