- a sparkle or glimmer of light
verb (twinkl, ing)
- 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.
- a sparkle of delight in the eyes.
- He was a rotund, jolly man with a in his eye.
- a flitting movement
- James Russell Lowell, "Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell",
- : I saw the of white feet,
- (context, of a source of light) 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.
- (context, especially, of eyes) to be bright with delight
- His shrewd little eyes twinkled roguishly.
- 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, ...
- to flit to and fro
- Dorothy Gilman, "Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle"
- : A butterfly twinkled among the vines ...
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