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Verb
To emanate or shoot forth light bursts
“The stars twinkle under the bright light of the full moon.”
Verb
To flit to and fro
“As principal dancer with the English National Ballet, her toes have to twinkle for a living.”
Verb
To express one's happiness or approval by means of facial contortions
Verb
To give off light, including in the invisible electromagnetic radiation frequencies, or become luminescent
Verb
To move in a quivering way
Noun
A sparkle or gleam in a person's eyes
“He nodded his agreement once again, and Drake thought he detected an impish twinkle dancing in his eyes.”
Noun
A very short period of time
“In a twinkle, both bears left the pile of rocks and charged toward those who had wounded them.”
Noun
A slight trembling movement or sound, especially one caused by a sudden strong emotion
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