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

1 sense of twinkling

Sense 1
blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute -- (a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash")
       => moment, mo, minute, second, bit -- (an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit")

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")

Antonyms of adj twinkling

1 sense of twinkling

Sense 1
twinkling (prenominal) -- (shining intermittently with a sparkling light; "twinkling stars")

INDIRECT (VIA bright) -> dull -- (emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky")

Similarity of adj twinkling

1 sense of twinkling

Sense 1
twinkling (prenominal) -- (shining intermittently with a sparkling light; "twinkling stars")
       => bright (vs. dull) -- (emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room")

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