Definition of Twinkling

1. Noun. 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 flash"

Exact synonyms: Blink Of An Eye, Flash, Heartbeat, Instant, Jiffy, New York Minute, Split Second, Trice, Wink
Generic synonyms: Bit, Minute, Mo, Moment, Second
Derivative terms: Flash



2. Adjective. Shining intermittently with a sparkling light. "Twinkling stars"
Similar to: Bright

Definition of Twinkling

1. n. The act of one who, or of that which, twinkles; a quick movement of the eye; a wink; a twinkle.

Definition of Twinkling

1. Adjective. Sparkling intermittently. ¹

2. Noun. A shining with fast intermittent light. ¹

3. Noun. The time it takes to blink the eyes. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of twinkle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Twinkling

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Twinkling

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twinjets
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twinkies
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twinkling (current term)
twinkling(a)
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Literary usage of Twinkling

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1. Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester (1831)
"REMARKS twinkling OF THE STARS. BY JOHN BLACKWALL, FLS (Re»d October 5th, 1817.) numerous and contradictory are the hypotheses in which men of science have ..."

2. A Concordance to the English Poems of Thomas Gray by Albert Stanburrough Cook, Concordance Society (1908)
"See Many-colored. Many-twinkling. Glance their many-twinkling feet. PP 35. Marble. where the silent marble weeps, ... a mother sleeps: Clerke 1. ..."

3. Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New by Alexander von Humboldt, Aimé Bonpland (1822)
"NOTE B. I shall here insert the satisfactory and ingenious explanation, that Mr. Arago has given of the phenomenon of twinkling, and which has not yet been ..."

4. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1916)
"The twinkling of the Stars. — The atmosphere is not only of variable density from its highest regions to the surface of the earth, but it is always ..."

5. The Bible in Browning: With Particular Reference to The Ring and the Book by Minnie Gresham Machen (1903)
"G. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. — 1 Cor. 15 : 52. " Anathema! Suppression is the word! " — Bk. XI, 1. 1514. G. If any man love not the Lord ..."

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