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English definition of “pinprick”

pinprick

noun [C usually plural] (SMALL AMOUNT)    /ˈpɪn.prɪk/ US  /ˈpɪn-/
a very small amount of something, especially light : The darkness was broken by the odd pinprick of light .Words meaning small pieces and amountsQuantities and units of light
(Definition of pinprick noun (SMALL AMOUNT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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