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Synonyms for twinkle
ˈtwɪŋ kəltwin·kle

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Wiktionary

  1. twinkleverb

    Synonyms:
    wink, scintillate, glimmer

  2. twinkleverb

    to shine with a flickering light; to glimmer

    Synonyms:
    scintillate, glimmer, wink

  3. twinkleverb

    a sparkle of delight in the eyes.

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

    Synonyms:
    glimmer, scintillate, wink

  4. twinkleverb

    to bat, blink or wink the eyes

    Synonyms:
    wink, scintillate, glimmer

  5. twinkleverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. twinkle, scintillation, sparklingnoun

    a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash

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

  2. 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"

    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, winkleverb

    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, scintillateverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. twinkleverb

    Synonyms:
    sparkle, flash

  2. twinklenoun

    Synonyms:
    TWINKLING

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. twinkleverb

    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. Rafi Eitan:

    Rafi Eitan told Fox News Leland Vittert. Eventually, the man admitted he was Adolf Eichmann. With more derring-do, Rafi Eitan and his fellow commandoes spirited Eichmann out of Argentina and brought him back to Israel where he was tried, convicted and sentenced to death by hanging. ANCIENT CLAY JAR FRAGMENT DEPICTING GROTESQUE DEITY DISCOVERED IN JERUSALEMS CITY OF DAVID At a reunion for those involved in Eichmanns capture and trial some years ago, Rafi Eitan recalled Eichmanns capturewith a twinkle in Rafi Eitan eye. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP I was 51 years younger( then), but I am able and ready to do the same thing again.

  2. Jay Leno:

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Phil Brock:

    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.

  5. Katie Trump:

    You can sense those who are shy to the interaction, you give them some cheekiness and a twinkle and they're in.


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