Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun twinkle

2 senses of twinkle

Sense 1
twinkle, scintillation, sparkling -- (a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash)
       => change, alteration, modification -- (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago")

Sense 2
sparkle, twinkle, spark, light -- (merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance; "he had a sparkle in his eye"; "there's a perpetual twinkle in his eyes")
       => vitality, verve -- (an energetic style)
       => expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face -- (the feelings expressed on a person's face; "a sad expression"; "a look of triumph"; "an angry face")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb twinkle

2 senses of twinkle

Sense 1
flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle -- (gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing")
       => radiate -- (cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating")

Sense 2
twinkle, winkle, scintillate -- (emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?")
       => shine, beam -- (emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces")

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