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English noun: twinkle

1. twinkle (event) a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash


Synonymsscintillation, sparkling


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification

2. twinkle (attribute) merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance


SamplesHe had a sparkle in his eye.
There's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes.


Synonymslight, spark, sparkle


Broader (hypernym)aspect, expression, face, facial expression, look, verve, vitality


English verb: twinkle

1. twinkle (perception) gleam or glow intermittently


SamplesThe lights were flashing.


ExamplesLights twinkle on the horizon, The horizon is twinkleing with lights


Synonymsblink, flash, wink, winkle


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)radiate


Narrower (hyponym)flick, flicker

2. twinkle (weather) emit or reflect light in a flickering manner


SamplesDoes a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?.


ExamplesThe coins twinkle


Synonymsscintillate, winkle


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)beam, shine


Verb groupscintillate


Domain categorycelestial body, heavenly body









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