Winkle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɪŋkl|  American pronunciation of the word winkle
Brit.  |ˈwɪŋk(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word winkle

noun

- small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked (syn: periwinkle)
- edible marine gastropod (syn: periwinkle)

verb

- emit or reflect light in a flickering manner(syn: scintillate, twinkle)
- gleam or glow intermittently (syn: blink, flash, twinkle, wink)
- remove or displace from a position

Examples

Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?

...Rip Van Winkle went off into the mountains to escape his wife, a shrew who made his life miserable....

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: winkle
he/she/it: winkles
present participle: winkling
past tense: winkled
past participle: winkled
noun
singular: winkle
plural: winkles
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