twinkling

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of twinkling was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Twinkling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twinkling. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

twinkling

noun
twin·​kling
ˈtwiŋ-kliŋ
: instant
was back in a twinkling

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