twinkle

Part of speech: noun

An instant.

Part of speech: verb

To shine, as a star, with quivering light.

Part of speech: verb

To wink, or blink, as the eyelids.

Part of speech: noun

A sparkle or glimmer.

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Usage examples "twinkle":

  1. The colonel nodded with a good- humoured twinkle in his eye. - "Jack O' Judgment", Edgar Wallace.
  2. But he could not be oblivious to the twinkle in Foyle's eyes. - "The Grell Mystery", Frank Froest.
  3. " No," he said with a twinkle of scientific mischief, " no, I'm going to sleep it off." - "The Dream Doctor", Arthur B. Reeve.