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American English: /ˈtwɪŋk(ə)l/
British English: /ˈtwɪŋk(ə)l/

Translation of twinkle in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (of lights, stars)
    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) when you were just a twinkle in your father's eye [humorous]
    cuando no eras más que un proyecto [humorous]
    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]in a twinkle
    en un periquete [colloquial]

intransitive verb

  • 1.1
    Example sentences
    • He's sitting there, one eyebrow raised, his beautiful eyes twinkling with amusement.
    • ‘Look’, he said, his blue eyes twinkling with amusement.
    • She looks at Jonnie, with eyes twinkling in amusement.
    Example sentences
    • The stars twinkle under the bright light of the full moon.
    • There are some bright new southern stars twinkling as our northern lights try to recharge their batteries.
    • As he turned out the light, three bright stars twinkled above the silent house.

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