- Form into small surface creases or wrinkles: [no object]: Rose’s face crinkled in bewilderment [with object]: he smiled boyishly, crinkling his eyes (as adjective crinkled) a skirt in crinkled fabricMore example sentences
- He could not get her out of his head: her voice, her words, the way her bright green eyes crinkled up when she smiled, her hair, practically everything about her.
- He liked the cute way the edges of her eyes crinkled up when she smiled, the way her eyebrows spread and the worry lines in her forehead disappeared when she laughed.
- Conway's eyes crinkled up in a smile that almost reached his thin lips.
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- A wrinkle or crease on the surface of something: there was a crinkle of suspicion on her foreheadMore example sentences
- UVA rays are at their worst in summertime, constantly penetrating our epidermis, damaging our collagen and elastin fibres and creating wrinkles, crinkles, sags and bags all the more likely.
- Authentication of the unknown painting included a congruity between crinkles in the paint surface of the unknown picture, and cut marks on the back of the Minneapolis Study.
- But he was younger than his many creases and crinkles suggested.
late Middle English: related to Old English crincan (see cringe).