What does wrinkle mean?

Definitions for wrinkle
ˈrɪŋ kəlwrin·kle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line(noun)

    a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

    "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"

  2. wrinkle(noun)

    a minor difficulty

    "they finally have the wrinkles pretty well ironed out"

  3. wrinkle(verb)

    a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)

  4. purse, wrinkle(verb)

    gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker

    "purse ones's lips"

  5. wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crisp(verb)

    make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in

    "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane"

  6. furrow, wrinkle, crease(verb)

    make wrinkled or creased

    "furrow one's brow"

  7. rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkle(verb)

    become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

    "This fabric won't wrinkle"


  1. wrinkle(Noun)

    A small furrow, ridge or crease in an otherwise smooth surface.

  2. wrinkle(Noun)

    A line or crease in the skin, especially when caused by age or fatigue.

    Spending time out in the sun may cause you to develop wrinkles sooner.

  3. wrinkle(Noun)

    A fault, imperfection or bug especially in a new system or product; typically, they will need to be ironed out.

    Three months later, we're still discovering new wrinkles.

  4. wrinkle(Verb)

    To make wrinkles in; to cause to have wrinkles.

    Be careful not to wrinkle your dress before we arrive.

  5. wrinkle(Verb)

    To pucker or become uneven or irregular.

    An hour in the tub will cause your fingers to wrinkle.

  6. Origin: Probably from stem of gewrinclod.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrinkle(noun)

    a winkle

  2. Wrinkle(noun)

    a small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a corrugation; a crease; a slight fold; as, wrinkle in the skin; a wrinkle in cloth

  3. Wrinkle(noun)

    hence, any roughness; unevenness

  4. Wrinkle(noun)

    a notion or fancy; a whim; as, to have a new wrinkle

  5. Wrinkle(verb)

    to contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow

  6. Wrinkle(verb)

    hence, to make rough or uneven in any way

  7. Wrinkle(verb)

    to shrink into furrows and ridges

  8. Origin: [OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle; akin to OD. wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw. rynka, Icel. hrukka, OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga. .]


  1. Wrinkle

    A wrinkle, also known as a rhytide, is a fold, ridge or crease in the skin. Skin wrinkles typically appear as a result of aging processes such as glycation, habitual sleeping positions, loss of body mass, or temporarily, as the result of prolonged immersion in water. Age wrinkling in the skin is promoted by habitual facial expressions, aging, sun damage, smoking, poor hydration, and various other factors.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wrinkle

    ring′kl, n. (coll.) a tip, valuable hint. [Perh. from A.S. wrenc, a trick. Cf. Wrench.]

  2. Wrinkle

    ring′kl, n. a small ridge on a surface caused by twisting or shrinking: unevenness.—v.t. to contract into wrinkles or furrows: to make rough.—v.i. to shrink into ridges.—adj. Wrink′ly, full of wrinkles: liable to be wrinkled. [M. E. wrinkel, conn. with A.S. wringan, to twist; prob. related to Sw. rynka, Dan. rynke, a wrinkle.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrinkle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrinkle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of wrinkle in a Sentence

  1. Samuel Ullman:

    Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

  2. Douglas MacArthur:

    Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.

  3. Immanuel Hermann Fichte:

    Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul!

  4. Carly Fiorina:

    This is the face of a 61-year-old woman. I am proud of every year and every single wrinkle.

  5. Samuel Ullman:

    Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

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  • جعدة, تجعدArabic
  • qırışAzerbaijani
  • маршчынаBelarusian
  • бръчка, гънкаBulgarian
  • vráskaCzech
  • krølleDanish
  • altern, zerknittern, Falte, runzelig werden, Runzel, verschrumpeln, Problem, schrumpelnGerman
  • ζαρώνω, ζάρα, ρυτίδα, πτυχήGreek
  • arrugar, aspereza, arruga, imperfecciónSpanish
  • kortsud, kortsEstonian
  • چروکPersian
  • ryppy, rypistyä, bugi, vika, lastentauti, kurtistaa, rypistää, juonne, kurtistua, virheFinnish
  • rider, froisser, ride, aspérité, plisserFrench
  • gyűrődés, barázda, redő, ránc, egyenetlenségHungarian
  • կնճիռArmenian
  • hrukka, korpaIcelandic
  • raggrinzire, asperità, spiegazzare, imperfezione, irregolarità, crepa, rugaItalian
  • 皺, しわが寄る, 皺ばむJapanese
  • 주름지다Korean
  • چرچ کردن, چرجKurdish
  • rugaLatin
  • ngene, hākorukoru, rehe, rehengaMāori
  • rimpel, kreukenDutch
  • pomarszczyć, zmarszczkaPolish
  • ruga, amassar, enrugarPortuguese
  • hawch'ayQuechua
  • cuta, zbârci, plisa, încreți, ridaRomanian
  • сморщить, мять, морщина, морщить, сморщиться, складка, смять, морщиться, сминатьRussian
  • набирати, набор, nabirati, борати, bora, nabor, borati, бораSerbo-Croatian
  • gubaSlovene
  • rrudhëAlbanian
  • kırışıklık, problem, sorun, buruşuklukTurkish
  • зморшкаUkrainian

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