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twinkle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of twinkle

  1. a very small space of time in just a twinkle, the shooting star was gone Synonyms beat, eyeblink, flash, heartbeat, jiff, jiffy, minute, moment, nanosecond, New York minute, second, shake, split second, trice, instant, twinkling, winkRelated Words microsecond; snatch, spurtNear Antonyms aeon (or eon), age, eternity, forever; infinity, lifetime


twinkle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of twinkle

  1. 1 to shine with light at regular intervals holiday decorations twinkled in the shop windows Synonyms flash, blink, winkRelated Words coruscate, flare, flicker, glance, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, spangle, spark, sparkle

  2. 2 to shoot forth bursts of light stars twinkling on a crisp September night Synonyms coruscate, flame, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, luster (or lustre), scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, flash, wink, winkleRelated Words beam, radiate, shine; bedazzle, blind, daze, dazzle; blaze, burn, flare, glare, glow


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