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Synonyms for twinkle
ˈtwɪŋ kəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. twinkle, scintillation, sparkling(noun)

    a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash

    Synonyms:
    sparkle, glisten, spark, sparkling, glitter, light, glister, scintillation

  2. sparkle, twinkle, spark, light(verb)

    merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance

    "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes"

    Synonyms:
    illumination, arc, coruscation, lightness, lighting, sparkling, sparkle, light source, flicker, brightness level, igniter, visible light, discharge, electric arc, glister, glitter, spark, brightness, luminosity, lighter, visible radiation, luminousness, scintillation, luminance, light, glint, glisten, ignitor, electric discharge

  3. flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle(verb)

    gleam or glow intermittently

    "The lights were flashing"

    Synonyms:
    scintillate, winkle out, blink away, shoot, scoot, flash, swank, show off, nictitate, blink, winkle, wink, scud, nictate, dart, flaunt, dash, ostentate

  4. twinkle, winkle, scintillate(verb)

    emit or reflect light in a flickering manner

    "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"

    Synonyms:
    winkle, sparkle, scintillate, flash, blink, coruscate, winkle out, wink

Wiktionary

  1. twinkle(verb)

    Synonyms:
    glimmer, wink, scintillate

  2. twinkle(verb)

    a sparkle or glimmer of light

    Synonyms:
    scintillate, glimmer, wink

  3. twinkle(verb)

    to be bright with delight

    He was a rotund, jolly man with a twinkle in his eye.

    Synonyms:
    wink, scintillate, glimmer

  4. twinkle(verb)

    to bat, blink or wink the eyes

    Synonyms:
    wink, scintillate, glimmer

  5. twinkle(verb)

    to flit to and fro

    Synonyms:
    wink, scintillate, glimmer

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. twinkle

    Light, strictly denoting a form of radiant energy, is used as a general term for any luminous effect discernible by the eye, from the faintest phosphorescence to the blaze of the noonday sun. A flame is both hot and luminous; if it contains few solid particles it will yield little light, tho it may afford intense heat, as in the case of a hydrogen-flame. A blaze is an extensive, brilliant flame. A flare is a wavering flame or blaze; a flash is a light that appears and disappears in an instant; as, a flash of lightning; the flash of gunpowder. The glare and glow are steady, the glare painfully bright, the glow subdued; as, the glare of torches; the glow of dying embers. Shine and shining refer to a steady or continuous emission of light; sheen is a faint shining, usually by reflection. Glimmer, glitter, and shimmer denote wavering light. We speak of the glimmer of distant lamps through the mist; of the shimmer of waves in sunlight or moonlight. A gleam is not wavering, but transient or intermittent; a sudden gleam of light came through the half-open door; a glitter is a hard light; as, the glitter of burnished arms. A sparkle is a sudden light, as of sparks thrown out; scintillation is the more exact and scientific term for the actual emission of sparks, also the figurative term for what suggests such emission; as, scintillations of wit or of genius. Twinkle and twinkling are used of the intermittent light of the fixed stars. Glistening is a shining as from a wet surface. Illumination is a wide-spread, brilliant light, as when all the windows of a house or of a street are lighted. The light of incandescence is intense and white like that from metal at a white heat.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, flame, flare, flash, flicker, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glitter, glow, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, shining, sparkle, twinkling

    Antonyms:
    blackness, dark, darkness, dimness, dusk, gloom, gloominess, obscurity, shade, shadow

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. twinkle(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    sparkle, flash

  2. twinkle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    TWINKLING

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. twinkle(v)

    Synonyms:
    blink, wink, flash, sparkle, scintillate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "twinkle":

    dodo, shine, dishwashing, lullaby, tableware

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Twinkle":

    Baby Twinkle

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How to use twinkle in a sentence?

  1. Angie Johnston:

    A lot more work is going to be needed. For instance, this study used a method where dogs were either in the condition where the guardian hummed' Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' or they were in the condition where the owner made distressed noises, but it would be really interesting to look, across dogs, at how in one particular dog at a time, how the context affects how much they help, it would be really useful to know down the line what could we as humans do to get the effective helpful responses from dogs.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I sometimes think that we are like Stars in the Galaxy, the Time-travellers, millions and trillions of them are being born and being deceased every moment, as I write this note. Those who are being born right now cannot be seen by us, until the light from them should reach to us after many centuries or milleniums to come. The Stars twinkle, brighten our world, and many a times they burst into Supernova to illuminate the whole of universe. Just like Stars, we too like to leave our marks, with our divine sparks of intelligence that transform into our creations, writings, paintings, poetry, and inventions etc, something that we always struggle to salvage from the inebitable great dance of death. And each Star thus becomes the mirror that reflects that divine light within us, the humans and all the life on Earth alike.

  3. George Pataki:

    Perhaps it was a twinkle in his eye, but Governor Pataki has said stated clearly and repeatedly that, but for our nation's arcane campaign finance laws, he could very well be a candidate for president right now.

  4. Dorothea Kent:

    A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. 'I reckon,' he asid, with a twinkle in his eye, 'It's because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.'

  5. Robert Massey:

    Northern Hemisphere's dazzlingly obvious. Northern Hemisphere doesn't twinkle like a star but has a steady light that makes Northern Hemisphere easy to spot.

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