The lights of the city twinkled in the distance.
Stars twinkle in the night sky.
Her eyes twinkled with excitement. Noun
We saw the twinkle of a candle in the window.
in just a twinkle, the shooting star was gone
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Elsewhere, there are two jewel box bars: the speakeasy-style Punch Room, which features cozy wood paneling and a roaring fireplace, or the decadent Jade Room, a boutique 12-seater cocktail bar with veined marble walls and twinkling emerald lights.—Liam Hess, Vogue, 28 Nov. 2023 Over the next few days, teams inside the stores work feverishly putting up 3,500 trees and hanging 3,900 garlands, 4,350 wreaths and 95,000 strings of twinkling lights — all in preparation for Black Friday.—Julie Creswell, New York Times, 24 Nov. 2023 Visitors come each year to see hundreds of twinkling Christmas trees elaborately decorated by sponsoring organizations and individuals.—Brandee Gruener, Southern Living, 22 Nov. 2023 Additionally, his custom Rolls-Royce Ghost flexes a ceiling of twinkling lights mimicking a galaxy of stars — including shooting stars.—Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 Over seven feet with 500 twinkling white lights, the tree instantly adds a warm and festive glow to any room.—Dominique Fluker, Essence, 2 Nov. 2023 In between touring, the group also looks forward to their holiday activities — like driving to see twinkling Christmas lights.—Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 27 Oct. 2023 Christmas Concert at Mission San Luis Rey The San Luis Rey Chorale performs the 12th annual concert and singalong in the Historic Mission San Luis Rey Church at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 with a dessert reception in the Sacred Garden among twinkling lights and an encore performance at 2 p.m. Dec. 1.—Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Nov. 2023 Marvel at your neighbors' displays and see all of the many lights twinkling in the darkness.—Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 14 Nov. 2023
Avoid a Dimly Lit Christmas Tree When in doubt, always add more twinkle lights.—Maria Sabella, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Nov. 2023 Christmas, Italian style Little Italy hosts a Tree Lighting and Christmas Village from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Piazza della Famiglia, 523 W. Date St., with twinkle lights and 10-foot-tall nutcrackers decorating the neighborhood along with kinetic tree holiday displays on street corners.—Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2023 Christmas, Italian style: Little Italy hosts a Tree Lighting and Christmas Village from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at Piazza della Famiglia, 523 W. Date St., with twinkle lights and 10-foot-tall nutcrackers decorating the neighborhood along with kinetic tree holiday displays on street corners.—Linda McIntosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Nov. 2023 Metallic greens and golds can be blended to create a smoky, sultry effect, while a touch of champagne or silver shimmer in the inner corners of the eyes adds a twinkle reminiscent of the crispy cool bubbles that look almost crystallized in a cold martini.—Sheilla Mamona, Glamour, 5 Oct. 2023 Stars including Jana Kramer, Teri Hatcher, Vivica A. Fox, Jackée Harry and Tatyana Ali will be making sure the twinkle lights are installed en masse and the stockings are hung by the chimneys with care this season.—Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 The video starts with a look at the outside of the house, where purple and orange twinkle lights illuminate the shrubs along the walkway and the windows are lit up in different colors.—Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 21 Oct. 2023 When the air outside begins to nip, and the rest of the neighborhood is adorned in twinkle lights and strands of garland, my childhood home would fill with the smell of oil and crisping potatoes as my mother, Emily Angel Baer, transformed into the Latke Lady.—Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, 16 Oct. 2023 These gorgeous strands have 300 or 400 LED lights that are dimmable and feature eight lighting modes such as flashing, slow fade, and twinkle.—Erin Mayer, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Oct. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Old English twinclian; akin to Middle High German zwinken to blink