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ˈtwɪŋ klɪŋtwin·kling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minuteadjective

    a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

    "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"

  2. twinkling(a)adjective

    shining intermittently with a sparkling light

    "twinkling stars"


  1. twinklingnoun

    A shining with fast intermittent light.

  2. twinklingnoun

    The time it takes to blink the eyes.

  3. twinklingadjective

    Sparkling intermittently.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Twinkle, Twinklingnoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Suddenly, with twinkle of her eye,
    The damsel broke his misintended dart. Edmund Spenser.

    I come, I come; the least twinkle had brought me to thee. John Dryden, Don Sebastian.

    Money can thy wants at will supply,
    Shields, steeds, and arms, and all things for thee meet,
    It can pourvey in twinkling of an eye. Fairy Queen.

    These false beauties of the stage are no more lasting than a rainbow; when the actor gilds them no longer with his reflection, they vanish in a twinkling. Dryden.

    The action, passion, and manners of so many persons in a picture, are to be discerned in the twinkling of an eye, if the sight could travel over so many different objects all at once. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Twinkling

    of Twinkle

  2. Twinklingnoun

    the act of one who, or of that which, twinkles; a quick movement of the eye; a wink; a twinkle

  3. Twinklingnoun

    a shining with intermitted light; a scintillation; a sparkling; as, the twinkling of the stars

  4. Twinklingnoun

    the time of a wink; a moment; an instant

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of twinkling in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of twinkling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of twinkling in a Sentence

  1. Ganga Sagar Pant:

    If you always look down and dark, you have possibility of going to depression; you can change yourself towards light and colorful lives by looking up. Look at the sky, stars, galaxies, the infinity of the Universe..., you will start shining and twinkling as you are truly one among those!

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