Definition of twinkle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtwɪŋkl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtwɪŋkl//
    [singular] Happiness
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  1. 1an expression in your eyes that shows you are happy or amused about something He looked at me with a twinkle in his eye. There was a slight twinkle of mischief in her eyes. See related entries: Happiness
  2. 2a small light that keeps changing from bright to faint to bright again the twinkle of stars the twinkle of the harbour lights in the distance
  3. Word OriginOld English twinclian (verb), of Germanic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: twinkle

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