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twinkle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtwinkletwin‧kle1 /ˈtwɪŋkəl/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 SHINEif a star or light twinkles, it shines in the dark with an unsteady light 🔊 stars twinkling in the sky 🔊 I saw lights twinkling in the little town below us.see thesaurus at shine2 HAPPYif someone’s eyes twinkle, they have a happy expressiontwinkle with 🔊 Her eyes twinkled with amusement.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
twinkleThe lights of the town twinkled beyond the desert.Votive candles twinkle in every room.Over her shoulder, the stars twinkled in the black sky.From it one could see lights twinkling in the little town below, and fishing-boats with lights at sea.Below them the lights of the town twinkled unconcernedly on.He grinned, his eyes twinkling wetly.The castle-like stretch to interior sky twinkling with crystal lights.His smile broadened and his eyes twinkled with whimsy.twinkle with"I'd love to meet him, " Christine said, her eyes twinkling with delight.
twinkletwinkle2 noun [countable usually singular] 🔊 🔊 1 a twinkle in your eye2 SHINEa small bright shining light that becomes brighter and then fainter
Examples from the Corpus
twinkleI do not have any twinkle in my eyes.His leonine aspect and the mischievous twinkle in his eye made his appearance as arresting as his personality.There was no twinkle in her eyes and no coy smile on her lips.It was around this time that the twinkle in the planner's eye was transformed into a 20-storey tower-block.
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Verb table
twinkle
Simple Form
Present
ittwinkles
twinkle
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Past
it, theytwinkled
Present perfect
theyhave twinkled
ithas twinkled
Past perfect
it, theyhad twinkled
Future
it, theywill twinkle
Future perfect
it, theywill have twinkled
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare twinkling
itis twinkling
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Past
theywere twinkling
itwas twinkling
Present perfect
theyhave been twinkling
ithas been twinkling
Past perfect
it, theyhad been twinkling
Future
it, theywill be twinkling
Future perfect
it, theywill have been twinkling
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