twinkling

noun
twin·​kling | \ ˈtwiŋ-k(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce twinkling (audio) \

Definition of twinkling

: the time required for a wink : instant the kettle will boil in a twinklingPunch

Examples of twinkling in a Sentence

in a twinkling, the rabbit had disappeared

First Known Use of twinkling

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Twinkling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twinkling. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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twinkling

noun
twin·​kling | \ ˈtwiŋ-kliŋ \

Kids Definition of twinkling

: twinkle entry 2 sense 2 Off they went … and … had their clothes on in a twinkling— Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking

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