wrin·kle /ˈrɪŋkəl/ 名詞
1. A small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a corrugation; a crease; a slight fold; as, wrinkle in the skin; a wrinkle in cloth. “The wrinkles in my brows.”
Within I do not find wrinkles and used heart, but unspent youth. --Emerson.
2. hence, any roughness; unevenness.
Not the least wrinkle to deform the sky. --Dryden.
3. A notion or fancy; a whim; as, to have a new wrinkle. [Colloq.]
Wrin·kle n. A winkle. [Local, U. S.]
Wrin·kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrinkled p. pr. & vb. n. Wrinkling ]
1. To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow. “Sport that wrinkled Care derides.”
Her wrinkled form in black and white arrayed. --Pope.
2. Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way.
A keen north wind that, blowing dry,
Wrinkled the face of deluge, as decayed. --Milton.
Then danced we on the wrinkled sand. --Bryant.
To wrinkle at, to sneer at. [Obs.]
Wrin·kle, v. i. To shrink into furrows and ridges.
n 1: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his
face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most
wrinkles" [syn: furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line]
2: a minor difficulty; "they finally have the wrinkles pretty
well ironed out"
3: a clever method of doing something (especially something new
v 1: gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker; "purse
ones's lips" [syn: purse]
2: make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface; "The dress
got wrinkled" [syn: ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch,
scrunch up, crisp]
3: make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow" [syn: furrow,
4: become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't
wrinkle" [syn: rumple, crumple, crease, crinkle]