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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Twinkle  \Twin"kle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Twinkled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Twinkling}.]  [OE.  twinklen,  AS  twinclian  akin  to  OE 
  twinken  to  blink,  wink,  G.  zwinken  zwinkern  and  perhaps  to 
  E.  twitch.] 
  1.  To  open  and  shut  the  eye  rapidly;  to  blink;  to  wink. 
 
  The  owl  fell  a  moping  and  twinkling.  --L'  Estrange. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Twinkle  \Twin"kle\,  n. 
  1.  A  closing  or  opening,  or  a  quick  motion,  of  the  eye;  a 
  wink  or  sparkle  of  the  eye. 
 
  Suddenly,  with  twinkle  of  her  eye,  The  damsel  broke 
  his  misintended  dart.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  A  brief  flash  or  gleam,  esp.  when  rapidly  repeated. 
 
  3.  The  time  of  a  wink;  a  twinkling.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  twinkle 
  n  :  a  rapid  change  in  brightness  [syn:  {scintillation},  {sparkling}] 
  v  1:  gleam  or  glow  intermittently;  "The  lights  were  flashing" 
  [syn:  {flash},  {blink},  {wink},  {winkle}] 
  2:  emit  or  reflect  light  in  a  flickering  manner;  of  stars 
  [syn:  {winkle},  {scintillate}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  TWINKLE 
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