Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “twinkle”

twinkle

verb [I]    /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.
(Definition of twinkle verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of twinkle

More American English definitions for “twinkle”

Definitions of “twinkle” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More