Definition of “twinkle” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “twinkle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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!

(Definition of “twinkle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)