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  • adj. that twinkles

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. smiling with happiness or optimism


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  • Opens with a synth-brass fanfare before settling into a sleek groove that recalls the twinkly, ethereal bits of Fleetwood Mac's 'Tango In The Night'.


  • I had seen the Taylor/Burton/Ziffereli version (ghastly), the "twinkly" Raul Julia/Meryl Streep version (broad comedy), the "non-twinkly" Jonathan Miller production for the BBC (earnest and dullish), and a recent stage version which attempted to avoid the minefields altogether by making the whole play a dream by the drunken Christopher Sly, the character seen in the play's induction and never seen again.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Unfortunately for him, it turns out: a) the notion of twinkly bald middle-aged men being pursued by predatory drink-spiking barflies is not entirely convincing; and b) Shreeves couldn't make it, having been called away to attend a press conference at Arsenal.

    The Guardian World News

  • He also won't let me put a gorgeous golden cedar wreath on our door, twinkly lights across our porch, or antlers on our dog.

    Wendy Litner: I'm a Jew Who Loves Christmas

  • Dukan is a charming man, with a twinkly smile, who speaks English with a thick French accent.

    The Saturday interview: Dukan diet creator Pierre Dukan | Emine Saner

  • It's warmhearted and twinkly, and Matt Smith is ever so slightly annoying.

    TV review: Downton Abbey; Doctor Who; Absolutely Fabulous

  • His twinkly little eyes bore down on her from behind his glasses.


  • Isaak laughed his head off at the parody I made of his character Hathor the dwarf, and Manus always sat there being amused with his twinkly eyes.

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  • So how are these firms doing since putting their names in twinkly stadium lights?

    The Dow Jones NFL Stadium-Naming Index

  • They're the real Olympics—silly yet kind of profound in their twinkly allure.

    How to Serve Dish


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