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Meaning & Definition of Wink in English

English

Wink

/wɪŋk/

noun

1. A very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

  • "If i had the chance i'd do it in a flash"
    synonym:
  • blink of an eye
  • ,
  • flash
  • ,
  • heartbeat
  • ,
  • instant
  • ,
  • jiffy
  • ,
  • split second
  • ,
  • trice
  • ,
  • twinkling
  • ,
  • wink
  • ,
  • New York minute

2. Closing one eye quickly as a signal

    synonym:
  • wink

3. A reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

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

verb

1. Signal by winking

  • "She winked at him"
    synonym:
  • wink

2. Gleam or glow intermittently

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

3. Briefly shut the eyes

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

4. Force to go away by blinking

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

Examples of using

Angela didn't sleep a wink that night.
As quick as a wink.
As quick as a wink.