Definition of a twinkle or gleam in someone's eye in English:

a twinkle (or gleam) in someone's eye

  • Something that is as yet no more than an idea or dream: the scheme is only a gleam in the developer’s eye
    More example sentences
    • Her smile was so fake and there was a gleam in her eye, a gleam of hatred as she dragged out every word painfully.
    • ‘Good idea,’ said the Colonel with a twinkle in his eye.
    • I just had an idea! ‘he said, with a gleam in his eye that made me nervous.’
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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody