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twinkle

Pronunciation: /ˈtwɪŋkəl/

Translation of twinkle in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (of lights, stars) centelleo (masculine), titilar (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The twinkle of light began to grow and divide, until Peter could see a myriad of bright lights just up ahead.
    • Tired twinkles of light came through the fissures in the roof tiles and a small window in the back wall.
    • The stars serenely encased the green-and-brown planet in their milky twinkle, lighting up all the oceans with a crystal glow, a beautiful shine.
    1.2 (in eye) brillo (masculine) when you were just a twinkle in your father's eye [humorous/humorístico] cuando no eras más que un proyecto [humorous/humorístico]
    Example sentences
    • The familiar twinkle danced in her sparkling brown eyes.
    • A grin cracked across the man's stony face, and a twinkle gleamed from his eyes.
    • I saw a mischievous twinkle in his eyes and he waved the salad.
    1.3 (instant) [colloquial/familiar] in a twinkle en un abrir y cerrar de ojos, en un periquete [colloquial/familiar]

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

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