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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 twin·kle /ˈtwɪŋkəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twin·kle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Twinkled p. pr. & vb. n. Twinkling ]
 1. To open and shut the eye rapidly; to blink; to wink.
    The owl fell a moping and twinkling.   --L' Estrange.
 2. To shine with an intermitted or a broken, quavering light; to flash at intervals; to sparkle; to scintillate.
    These stars do not twinkle when viewed through telescopes that have large apertures.   --Sir I. Newton.
    The western sky twinkled with stars.   --Sir W. Scott.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twin·kle n.
 1. A closing or opening, or a quick motion, of the eye; a wink or sparkle of the eye.
 Suddenly, with twinkle of her eye,
 The damsel broke his misintended dart.   --Spenser.
 2. A brief flash or gleam, esp. when rapidly repeated.
 3. The time of a wink; a twinkling.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash [syn: scintillation,
      v 1: gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
           [syn: flash, blink, wink, winkle]
      2: emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a
         constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
         [syn: winkle, scintillate]