Synonyms for twinkle
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Wiktionary4.0 / 1 vote
to shine with a flickering light; to glimmer
a sparkle of delight in the eyes.
He was a rotund, jolly man with a twinkle in his eye.
to bat, blink or wink the eyes
to flit to and fro
English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
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.
blaze, flame, flare, flash, flicker, glare, gleam, gleaming, glimmer, glistening, glistering, glitter, glow, illumination, incandescence, light, luster, scintillation, sheen, shimmer, shine, shining, sparkle, twinkling
Princeton's WordNet1.5 / 2 votes
twinkle, scintillation, sparklingnoun
a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
sparkle, twinkle, spark, lightverb
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"
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
flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkleverb
gleam or glow intermittently
"The lights were flashing"
twinkle, winkle, scintillateverb
emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
"Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
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Chance does not speak essentially through words nor can it be seen in their convolution. It is the eruption of language, its sudden appearance. It's not a night twinkle with stars, an illuminated sleep, nor a drowsy vigil. It is the very edge of consciousness.
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.
Your smile is the twinkle of happiness. Your heart is the source of kindness. Your presence is the source of joyfulness. Your thoughts are symbols of greatness.
Dave is as quirky as they come, god bless him. He is having fun. When I see him, he still has that twinkle, and he still seems to be having fun with it. He doesn’t look like a depressed old guy.
Pat had the ability to bring laughter and kindness to any role. The twinkle in his Irish eyes let you know that you were in on the joke.
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- titilar, centelleoSpanish
- tuikkia, tuike, pilke, vilkuttaa, säihkyä, pyrähdelläFinnish
- virevolter, briller, clignerFrench
- առկայծում, առկայծելArmenian
- kikiwa, rikorikoMāori
- dah dinisxǫsNavajo, Navaho
- порха́ть, сия́ть, [[порха́ть]] [[туда́-сюда́]], сия́ние, мерца́ть, порха́ние, мига́ть, мерца́ниеRussian
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