twinkling

[ twing-kling ]
/ ˈtwɪŋ klɪŋ /

noun

an act of shining with intermittent gleams of light.
the time required for a wink; an instant.
Archaic. winking; a wink.

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Origin of twinkling

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at twinkle, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM twinkling

un·twin·kling, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for twinkling

twinkling

twink (twɪŋk)

/ (ˈtwɪŋklɪŋ) /

noun

a very short time; instant; momentAlso called: twinkling of an eye
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Idioms and Phrases with twinkling

twinkling

see in the twinkling of an eye.

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