twinkling

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English twynkelynge, equivalent to twinkle +‎ -ing.

Adjective[edit]

twinkling (comparative more twinkling, superlative most twinkling)

  1. Sparkling intermittently.

Verb[edit]

twinkling

  1. present participle of twinkle

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English twynkelyng, twynkelynge, equivalent to twinkle +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

twinkling (plural twinklings)

  1. A shining with fast intermittent light.
  2. A very short period, notionally the time it takes to blink the eyes.
    The housework was done in a twinkling.
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