Definitions of twinkle
  1. verb
    gleam or glow intermittently
    synonyms: blink, flash, wink, winkle
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    flick, flicker
    flash intermittently
    type of:
    cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays
  2. verb
    emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
    “Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?”
    synonyms: scintillate, winkle
    give off
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    type of:
    beam, shine
    emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light
  3. noun
    a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
    synonyms: scintillation, sparkling
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    type of:
    alteration, change, modification
    an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
  4. noun
    merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
    “there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes”
    synonyms: light, spark, sparkle
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    type of:
    verve, vitality
    an energetic style
    aspect, expression, face, facial expression, look
    the feelings expressed on a person's face
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