- 1Shining with a gleam that changes from bright to faint: twinkling harbour lightsMore example sentences
- Dew glistened in the grass on the side of the road like little twinkling diamonds in the rough.
- Stand her in the middle of a darkened Victorian dining room draped with holiday greenery, a Christmas tree twinkling in the corner.
- Except for the lovely outdoor night scene for Juliet's funeral, with its twinkling stars, some updating might be good.
- 1.1(Of a person’s eyes) sparkling, especially with amusement: twinkling eyes, happy smilesMore example sentences
- I saw all of biblical history in the twinkling of an eye.
- Two pairs of eyes locked together, both sets of eyes twinkling with the deepest of emotions.
- The man grins at you, his eyes twinkling.
in a twinkling (or the twinkling of an eye)
- In an instant; very quickly: I’ll have supper ready in a twinklingMore example sentences
(very) soon, in a second, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in (less than) no time, in no time at all, before you know it, before long, shortly, in a very short time, any second (now), any minute (now); North American momentarily• informal in a jiffy, nanosecond, in two shakes (of a lamb's tail), before you can say Jack Robinson, in a sec, in the blink of an eye, in a blink, in the wink of an eye, in a wink, before you can say knifeNorth American • informal in a snap• dated directly
- In a twinkling, the ball was swept to the onrushing Kieran Lewis.
- Our fears that learners would starve was wiped out in a twinkling of an eye.
- In a twinkling, the broad, tall figure was reduced to thin, glassy shards that dissolved in the air.