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  • adjective Twinkling.

Etymologies

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a- +‎ twinkle

Examples

  • I've been so utterly immersed in viral videos lo these past five years -- tithing large chunks of my life to drunken squirrels and Steinway-playing kitties and fingertip-nibbling British toddlers with eyes atwinkle like a plucky Susan Boyle -- that I almost didn't notice: This week is YouTube's anniversary.

    HAPPY 5th, YouTube! Eight Animated Clips to Mark the Cultural Occasion

  • Michael asked me that first morning, eyes atwinkle.

    Kook

  • There were still plenty of lights atwinkle outside the Beltway, suburbs still alive, people snug in their living rooms watching the world die on TV, just like us.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • She looked at me with eyes atwinkle, her cheeks a lovely rosy hue.

    Red-Haired Mary

  • They gathered upon the sandy banks of a creek, in the blue shade of big, patchy-barked sycamores, with a dancing sky on top of everything and gold dust atwinkle over the water.

    Ramsey Milholland

  • Merryweather was brilliant scarlet when he rose to his feet and saluted the strangers; but he was also atwinkle with laughter, the whole lithe, graceful body of him seeming to radiate fun.

    Hildegarde's Neighbors

  • They stood slouched in dim and solemn phalanx under the night sky, so seasonably, clear and frostily atwinkle with Christmas-week stars; two by two they stood, slouched close together, perhaps for their mutual warmth, perhaps in an unconscious effort to get near the door where the loaves were to be given out, in time to share in them before they were all gone.

    Short Stories and Essays (from Literature and Life)

  • They stood slouched in dim and solemn phalanx under the night sky, so seasonably, clear and frostily atwinkle with Christmas-week stars; two by two they stood, slouched close together, perhaps for their mutual warmth, perhaps in an unconscious effort to get near the door where the loaves were to be given out, in time to share in them before they were all gone.

    Literature and Life (Complete)

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