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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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