from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To shine with slight, intermittent gleams, as distant lights or stars; flicker; glimmer. See Synonyms at flash.
- intransitive v. To be bright or sparkling, as with merriment or delight: eyes that twinkled with joy.
- intransitive v. To blink or wink the eyes. See Synonyms at blink.
- intransitive v. To move about or to and fro rapidly and gracefully; flit.
- transitive v. To emit (light) in slight, intermittent gleams.
- n. A slight, intermittent gleam of light; a sparkling flash; a glimmer.
- n. A sparkle of merriment or delight in the eye.
- n. A brief interval; a twinkling.
- n. A rapid to-and-fro movement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to shine with a flickering light; to glimmer
- v. to be bright with delight
- v. to bat, blink or wink the eyes
- v. to flit to and fro
- n. a sparkle or glimmer of light
- n. a sparkle of delight in the eyes.
- n. a flitting movement
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To open and shut the eye rapidly; to blink; to wink.
- intransitive v. To shine with an intermitted or a broken, quavering light; to flash at intervals; to sparkle; to scintillate.
- n. A closing or opening, or a quick motion, of the eye; a wink or sparkle of the eye.
- n. A brief flash or gleam, esp. when rapidly repeated.
- n. The time of a wink; a twinkling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To shut an eye or the eyes with an involuntary twitch or with a quick voluntary and significant action; blink; wink.
- Of the eyelids, to open and shut with frequent involuntary twitches; hence, of anything that moves rapidly, to dart to and fro.
- To pass in and out of sight rapidly, as a light; flash at almost insensible intervals; shine with quick, irregular gleams; scintillate; sparkle, as a star.
- To open and shut rapidly; wink; blink.
- To emit in quick gleams; flash out.
- To influence or charm by sparkling.
- n. A twitching of the eyelid; a blinking; a wink.
- n. A quick, tremulous light; a glimmer; a sparkle; a flash.
- n. The time required for a wink; a twinkling.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
- n. a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
- v. gleam or glow intermittently
- n. merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
The pink tone to the twinkle is the iridium based particle beams cooking off a fusion drive.
It is not that we see a smile, or a reaction etc….what we see is what we call a twinkle in her eye.
An idealist may say to a capitalist, 'Don't you sometimes feel in the rich twilight, when the lights twinkle from the distant hamlet in the hills, that all humanity is a holy family?'
Fairfax County political activist Ben Tribbett, quoted Connolly as saying about Herrity, He was a political adversary, but he would do it more often than not with a certain twinkle in his eye.
"Connolly's quote:" He was a political adversary, but he would do it more often than not with a certain twinkle in his eye.
The day of Vladimir Nabokov's death -- July 2, 1977 -- is firmly fixed in my memory, for on the following day Donald Barthelme said casually to me, with a puckish lift of his upper lip and what in non-Barthelmian prose might be described as a twinkle of the stone-colored eye behind wire-rimmed glasses: Happy?
One of the most fascinating results of fifth-chakra distress that I have observed clinically is a loss of the so-called twinkle in the eye.
He could recall the twinkle in her eye, the sub-mockery in her tone, as she commented with that half-contemptuous "Yes -- George something!" upon his blundering ignorance.
With our bare eyes, we saw Venus, Orions Belt, and then star after star I couldn't name twinkle into existence.
Woodsman: just don't call twinkle toes, dommy. it will really push him off. the d.o.m.: