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


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·kling n.
 1. The act of one who, or of that which, twinkles; a quick movement of the eye; a wink; a twinkle.
 2. A shining with intermitted light; a scintillation; a sparkling; as, the twinkling of the stars.
 3. The time of a wink; a moment; an instant.
    In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump, . . . the dead shall be raised incorruptible.   --1 Cor. xv. 52.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : shining intermittently with a sparkling light; "twinkling
            stars" [syn: twinkling(a)]
      n : a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the
          heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a
          flash" [syn: blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant,
           jiffy, split second, trice, wink, New York