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Noun: twinkle  twing-kul
  1. A rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
    - scintillation, sparkling
  2. Merriment expressed by a brightness, gleam or animation of countenance
    "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes";
    - sparkle, spark, light
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: twinkled, twinkles, twinkling

Type of: alteration, aspect, beam, change, expression, face, facial expression, look, modification, radiate, shine, verve, vitality

Encyclopedia: Twinkle, the Dream Being