Twinkled
Twinkle Twin"kle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Twinkled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twinkling}.] [OE. twinklen, AS. twinclian; akin to OE. twinken to blink, wink, G. zwinken, zwinkern, and perhaps to E. twitch.] 1. To open and shut the eye rapidly; to blink; to wink. [1913 Webster]

The owl fell a moping and twinkling. --L' Estrange. [1913 Webster]

2. To shine with an intermitted or a broken, quavering light; to flash at intervals; to sparkle; to scintillate. [1913 Webster]

These stars not twinkle when viewed through telescopes that have large apertures. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

The western sky twinkled with stars. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • twinkled — twin·kle || twɪŋkl n. sparkle, flicker, faint uneven light; amount of time it takes to wink; wink (Archaic) v. sparkle, produce a flickering light; (usually of the eyes) to be bright with pleasure or joy; move quickly and lightly on one s… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • twinkle — I. verb (twinkled; twinkling) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English twinclian; akin to Middle High German zwinken to blink Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to shine with a flickering or sparkling light ; scintillate 2. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • twinkle — I UK [ˈtwɪŋk(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms twinkle : present tense I/you/we/they twinkle he/she/it twinkles present participle twinkling past tense twinkled past participle twinkled 1) if someone s eyes twinkle, they seem to shine… …   English dictionary

  • twin´kler — twin|kle «TWIHNG kuhl», verb, kled, kling, noun. –v.i. 1. to shine with quick little gleams; sparkle; glitter: »The stars twinkled. His eyes twinkled when he laughed. SYNONYM(S): scintillate. 2. to move quickly, especially up and down, to and fro …   Useful english dictionary

  • twin|kle — «TWIHNG kuhl», verb, kled, kling, noun. –v.i. 1. to shine with quick little gleams; sparkle; glitter: »The stars twinkled. His eyes twinkled when he laughed. SYNONYM(S): scintillate. 2. to move quickly, especially up and down, to and fro, or in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Twinkle — Twin kle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Twinkled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twinkling}.] [OE. twinklen, AS. twinclian; akin to OE. twinken to blink, wink, G. zwinken, zwinkern, and perhaps to E. twitch.] 1. To open and shut the eye rapidly; to blink; to wink.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twinkling — Twinkle Twin kle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Twinkled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twinkling}.] [OE. twinklen, AS. twinclian; akin to OE. twinken to blink, wink, G. zwinken, zwinkern, and perhaps to E. twitch.] 1. To open and shut the eye rapidly; to blink; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twinkle — twinkler, n. /twing keuhl/, v., twinkled, twinkling, n. v.i. 1. to shine with a flickering gleam of light, as a star or distant light. 2. to sparkle in the light: The diamond on her finger twinkled in the firelight. 3. (of the eyes) to be bright… …   Universalium

  • twinkle — 1 verb (I) 1 if a star or light twinkles, it shines in the dark, quickly changing from bright to faint: The lights of the town twinkled below us. 2 if someone s eyes twinkle, they have a cheerful expression (+ with): Don s eyes twinkled with… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • flash — vb Flash, gleam, glance, glint, sparkle, glitter, glisten, scintillate, coruscate, twinkle mean to shoot forth light (as in rays or sparks). Flash implies a sudden and transient outburst of light or a sudden display of something that brilliantly… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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