verb (used without object), twin·kled, twin·kling.
verb (used with object), twin·kled, twin·kling.
Origin of twinkle
Related Words for twinkleilluminate, glisten, wink, gleam, flicker, shimmer, blink, sparkle, glint, glitter, glow, light, flash, coruscate, scintillate
Examples from the Web for twinkle
Historical Examples of twinkle
Twinkle was amazed, but could find no words to contradict this astonishing idea.
Twinkle and Chubbins followed, one sitting in front of their guide and one behind him.
With these words he darted toward the tree, and Twinkle and Chubbins followed.
"I'm naughty sometimes, and so is Chubbins," said Twinkle, honestly.
"It is very kind of you to remember our wish," said 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.