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twinkle

verb [I]  /ˈtwɪŋ·kəl/ us  
(of light) to shine brightly and then less brightly, as if quickly flashing on and off: Stars twinkled in the clear night sky. Someone whose eyes twinkle has a bright, intelligent expression: His eyes twinkled with mischief.

twinkle

noun [C]  /ˈtwɪŋ·kəl/ us  
a flash of light, shining brightly and then less brightly: We could see the twinkle of lights across the bay I know that twinkle in your eye means trouble!
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