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

2 senses of winkle

Sense 1
periwinkle, winkle -- (small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked)
       => seafood -- (edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc)

Sense 2
periwinkle, winkle -- (edible marine gastropod)
       => seasnail -- (any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids)

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

3 senses of winkle

Sense 1
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")

Sense 2
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 3
winkle, winkle out -- (remove or displace from a position)
       => bring out, get out -- (take out of a container or enclosed space; "Get out your best dress--we are going to a party!")

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