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twinkling

noun

Definition of twinkling

  1. :  the time required for a wink :  instant <the kettle will boil in a twinklingPunch>



Examples of twinkling

  1. <in a twinkling, the rabbit had disappeared>



14th Century

First Known Use of twinkling

14th century

Rhymes with twinkling



TWINKLING Defined for Kids

twinkling

noun twin·kling \ˈtwiŋ-kliŋ\

Definition of twinkling

  1. :  2twinkle 2 <Off they went … and … had their clothes on in a twinkling … — Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking>





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