Associations to the word «Twinkle»


TWINKLE, verb. (of a source of light) to shine with a flickering light; to glimmer
TWINKLE, verb. (chiefly of eyes) to be bright with delight
TWINKLE, verb. To bat, blink or wink the eyes
TWINKLE, verb. To flit to and fro
TWINKLE, noun. A sparkle or glimmer of light
TWINKLE, noun. A sparkle of delight in the eyes.
TWINKLE, noun. A flitting movement
TWINKLE IN ONE'S FATHER'S EYE, noun. (idiomatic) (colloquial) (humorous) A notional look of anticipation or hope (either for sex or a child) in one's father's eyes at or around the time of one's conception.
TWINKLE TOES, noun. (slang) Someone with extraordinary footwork

Dictionary definition

TWINKLE, noun. A rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash.
TWINKLE, noun. Merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes".
TWINKLE, verb. Gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing".
TWINKLE, verb. Emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats