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Similar words: tinkle · winkle · crinkle · tickle · trickle · twine · twinge · wrinkle · twinkling · crinkled
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twinkle

1 verb of light, star, jewel INTRANSITIVElonraigh verb  c m udrithligh verb  c m ubheith ag glioscarnachthe lights twinkled on the tree bhí na soilse ag lonrú ar an gcrann, bhí na soilse ag glioscarnach ar an gcrann 2 verb of eyes INTRANSITIVEhis eyes twinkled with amusement bhí loinnir an ghrinn ina shúile, bhí a shúile ag rince le meidhir, bhí a shúile ag damhsa le greannshe twinkled at him as she spoke bhí a súile ag damhsa agus í ag caint leis
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3 noun twinkling lightdrithliú masc  c m uglioscarnach fem2  c m u 4 noun humour in eyessolas masc1  c m ushe answered with a naughty twinkle d'fhreagair sí agus solas na dánachta ina súilethere's a twinkle of amusement in his eyes tá a shúile ag damhsa le meidhir, tá loinnir an ghrinn ina shúile
phrases

to be a twinkle in your father's eye

bheith i bpóca Déhe was here when she was no more than a twinkle in her father's eye bhí sé anseo nuair nach raibh sise ach i bpóca Dé

to be a twinkle in sb's eye

the business was only a twinkle in her eye at that stage ní raibh ach síol an smaoinimh don ghnó aici faoin tráth sin, ina cloigeann amháin a bhí an gnó an tráth sin

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