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Noun: twinkling  twingk-ling
  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 twinkling";
    - blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, wink, New York minute [US], jiff
Adjective: twinkling  twingk-ling
  1. Shining intermittently with a sparkling light
    "twinkling stars"
Verb: twinkle  twing-kul
  1. Gleam or glow intermittently
    "The lights were twinkling";
    - flash, blink, wink, winkle
     
  2. (celestial body) emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
    "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?";
    - winkle, scintillate
     
  3. Show amusement or good humour with the eyes
    - sparkle

Derived forms: twinklings

See also: bright

Type of: beam, bit, minute, mo, moment, radiate, second, shine

Encyclopedia: Twinkling

Twinkle, the Dream Being