twinkling

  • 1 Twinkling — Twin kling, n. 1. The act of one who, or of that which, twinkles; a quick movement of the eye; a wink; a twinkle. Holland. [1913 Webster] 2. A shining with intermitted light; a scintillation; a sparkling; as, the twinkling of the stars. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 twinkling — *instant, moment, minute, second, flash, jiffy, split second …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 twinkling — [twiŋ′kliŋ] n. 1. the action of a thing that twinkles 2. a) the winking of an eye b) the very brief time it takes to wink; instant …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 twinkling — twin|kling [ˈtwıŋklıŋ] n in the twinkling of an eye also in a twinkling very quickly …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 twinkling — twin|kling [ twıŋklıŋ ] noun in the twinkling of an eye or in a twinkling very quickly …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 twinkling — /ˈtwɪŋklɪŋ/ (say twingkling) noun 1. the act of shining with little gleams of light. 2. Obsolete winking; a wink. –phrase 3. in the twinkling of an eye, in a very short space of time; immediately: *In the twinkling of an eye it happened, before… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 8 twinkling — noun Date: 14th century the time required for a wink ; instant < the kettle will boil in a twinkling Punch > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 twinkling — noun Twinkling is used before these nouns: ↑eye, ↑light …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 twinkling — sb. == ‘in the twinkling of an eye.’ Wright’s L. P. p. 106. AS. twinclian == twangling, or tinkling (of a harp). Alys. 2572 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 11 twinkling — n. 1. Flashing, sparkling, twinkle. 2. Instant, moment, second, jiffy, trice, flash, twinkling of an eye, time of a wink …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 12 twinkling — adjective twinkling white lights graced the gazebo Syn: sparkling, glistening, glittering, glimmering, glinting, gleaming, flickering, winking, shining, scintillating, lambent; literary coruscating …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 twinkling — UK [ˈtwɪŋk(ə)lɪŋ] / US noun in the twinkling of an eye …

    English dictionary

  • 14 twinkling — I noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat) (Freq. 1) if I had the chance I d do it in a flash • Syn: ↑blink of an eye, ↑flash, ↑heartbeat, ↑instant, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 twinkling — /twing kling/, n. 1. an act of shining with intermittent gleams of light. 2. the time required for a wink; an instant. 3. Archaic. winking; a wink. [1250 1300; ME; see TWINKLE, ING1] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 twinkling — 1. adjective Sparkling intermittently. 2. noun a) A shining with fast intermittent light. b) The time it takes to blink the eyes …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 twinkling — Synonyms and related words: blink, blinking, blinky, breath, coruscant, coruscating, coruscation, coup, crack, firefly, flash, glimmer, glimmering, glimmerous, glimmery, glisten, glistening, glister, glistering, glitter, glittering, glittery,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 twinkling — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. sparkling, glimmering, flashing; see bright 1 , shimmering . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. instant, split second, wink, blink of an eye, heartbeat, flash, moment. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A very brief time:… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 twinkling — twin·kling || twɪŋklɪŋ n. action of shining with a flickering light; amount of time it takes to wink; wink (Archaic) twin·kle || twɪŋkl n. sparkle, flicker, faint uneven light; amount of time it takes to wink; wink (Archaic) v. sparkle,… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 twinkling — n 1. glinting, glimmering, sparkling. See twinkle(def. 3). 2. instant, second, moment. See twinkle(def. 4) …

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