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twinkling

[twing-kling] /ˈtwɪŋ klɪŋ/
noun
1.
an act of shining with intermittent gleams of light.
2.
the time required for a wink; an instant.
3.
Archaic. winking; a wink.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see twinkle, -ing1
Related forms
untwinkling, adjective
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twinkling

/ˈtwɪŋklɪŋ/
noun
1.
a very short time; instant; moment Also called twinkling of an eye
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