verb (used without object), twin·kled, twin·kling.
verb (used with object), twin·kled, twin·kling.
Origin of twinkle
Examples from the Web for twinkle
Where the light, which made all this place so bright and beautiful, came from, Twinkle could not imagine.Twinkle and Chubbins|L. Frank (Lyman Frank) Baum
"It does, by virtue of the office you hold," replied Mr. Twinkle.
Twinkle, if there were fifteen seeds on a dandelion, and the wind blew ten away, how many would be left?Lulu's Library, Volume II|Louisa M. Alcott
The entrance at this moment of five additional members of the club, effectually disposed of Mr. Twinkle's point of order.
"Let us go back to the house and enjoy Mr. Van Hoosen's hospitality," suggested Mr. Twinkle.
verb (mainly intr)
Word Origin for twinkle
Old English twinclian, frequentative of twincan "to wink, blink;" related to Middle High German zwinken, German zwinkern, and probably somehow imitative. The noun is recorded from 1540s. Related: Twinkled; twinkling. Phrase in the twinkling of an eye is attested from c.1300.