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twinkleverb [I]

us   /ˈtwɪŋ·kəl/
(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.

twinklenoun [C]

us   /ˈtwɪŋ·kəl/
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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"twinkle" in British English

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twinkleverb [I]

uk   /ˈtwɪŋ.kəl/ us   /ˈtwɪŋ.kəl/

twinklenoun [S]

uk   /ˈtwɪŋ.kəl/ us   /ˈtwɪŋ.kəl/
an act of twinkling: the twinkle of the stars/lights/diamonds He was holding the phone with a mischievous twinkle in his eye (= expression of amusement).
(Definition of twinkle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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