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Verb

Infinitive
to twinkle

Third person singular
twinkl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to twinkle (third-person singular simple present twinkl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to shine with a flickering light; to glimmer
    The stars were twinkling in the dark sky.
    We could see the lights of the village twinkling in the distance.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to be bright with delight
    His shrewd little eyes twinkled roguishly.
  3. to bat, blink or wink the eyes
    • Mrs. Juliet M. Hueffer Soskice, "Reminiscences of an Artist's Granddaughter",
      She smiled and gave a little nod and twinkled her eyes and said, ...
  4. to flit to and fro
    • Dorothy Gilman, "Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle"
      A butterfly twinkled among the vines ...

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Noun

Singular
twinkle

Plural
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  1. a sparkle or glimmer of light
    • Robert De Beaugrande, "Text, Discourse, and Process",
      Soon the rocket was out of sight, and the flame was only seen as a tiny twinkle of light.
  2. a sparkle of delight in the eyes.
    He was a rotund, jolly man with a twinkle in his eye.
  3. a flitting movement
    • James Russell Lowell, "Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell",
      I saw the twinkle of white feet,

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