winking

noun
a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
Syn: ↑blink, ↑eye blink, ↑blinking, ↑wink, ↑nictitation, ↑nictation
Derivationally related forms: ↑nictate (for: ↑nictation), ↑nictitate (for: ↑nictitation), ↑wink, ↑wink (for: ↑wink), ↑blink (for: ↑blinking), ↑blink (for: ↑blink)
Hypernyms:
Hyponyms: ↑palpebration
adjective
closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly
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he stood blinking in the bright sunlight

Syn: ↑blinking
Similar to: ↑closed, ↑shut

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • winking — un·winking; winking; …   English syllables

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  • winking — wink·ing (wingkґing) [A.S. wincian] quick closing and opening of the eyelids, particularly of only one eye …   Medical dictionary

  • winking — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. nictitating, blinking, squinting, flirting, flirtation, twinkling, sparkling, flashing …   English dictionary for students

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  • winking spasm — spasmodic twitching of the orbicularis palpebrarum muscle and of the eyelid …   Medical dictionary

  • winking cartilage — noun : the nictitating membrane when cartilaginous (as in a horse and various other mammals) …   Useful english dictionary

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