twinkle
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twinkle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (flicker)
a. el centelleo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We could see the twinkle of a light through the foliage.Veíamos el centelleo de una luz a través del follaje.
b. el parpadeo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The lovers embraced under the twinkle of the stars in the night sky.Los amantes se abrazaron bajo el parpadeo de las estrellas en el cielo nocturno.
2. (gleam)
a. el brillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(in one's eyes)
There was a twinkle in Alan's eyes when Fiona turned around to kiss him.Había un cierto brillo en los ojos de Alan cuando Fiona se dio la vuelta para besarlo.
3. (split second)
a. el segundo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Using the computer, it can be done in a twinkle.Usando la computadora, puede hacerse en un segundo.
b. abrir y cerrar de ojos
We'll be there in a twinkle from here.Desde aquí llegamos en un abrir y cerrar de ojos.
c. el periquete
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Please, come back soon. - Don't worry. I'll be back in a twinkle.Por favor, vuelve pronto. - No te preocupes. Vuelvo en un periquete.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (to flicker)
a. titilar
The moon went down and the stars twinkled brightly.La luna se puso y las estrellas titilaban intensamente.
b. centellear
My daughter asked me why the stars twinkle.Mi hija me preguntó por qué centellean las estrellas.
c. parpadear
The city lights were twinkling in the distance.Las luces de la ciudad parpadeaban en la distancia.
5. (to gleam)
a. brillar (eyes)
Lila's eyes twinkled as she looked at her husband's loving face.Los ojos de Lila brillaban al contemplar el rostro amoroso de su marido.
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twinkle
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of stars, lights)
a. el parpadeo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of eyes)
a. el brillo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (star, light)
a. parpadear
4. (eyes)
a. brillar
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twinkle [ˈtwɪŋkl]
noun
centelleo (m); parpadeo (m)
in a twinkle en un instante; "no," he said with a twinkle —no, dijo maliciosamente or medio riendo; he had a twinkle in his eye tenía un brillo en sus ojos
when you were only a twinkle in your father's eye cuando tú no eras más que una vida en potencia
intransitive verb
[+light] centellear; parpadear; [+eyes] brillar; [+feet] moverse rápidamente;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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twinkle, twinkle, little star
brilla, brilla, estrellita
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