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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “twinkle”


verb [I]     /ˈtwɪŋ.kl̩/
(of light or a shiny surface ) to shine repeatedly strongly then weakly , as if flashing on and off very quickly
The lights of the town twinkled in the distance .
The stars twinkled in the clear sky .
His brown eyes twinkled behind the gold-rimmed glasses .
Emitting and casting light
(Definition of twinkle verb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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