What is another word for blink?

Pronunciation: [blˈɪŋk] (IPA)

Blinking is an involuntary human action, which closes and opens eyes quickly. There are a few words that can be used interchangeably with blink, such as flicker, twinkle, wink, and flutter. Flicker is a quick movement of light, similar to the way our eyes blink rapidly. Whereas twinkle indicates a rapid and irregular flicker of lights, such as stars or festive lights. Wink, on the other hand, is a deliberate closing and opening of one eye, usually to indicate a message or signal. Flutter, another synonym for blink, implies a rapid and slightly unsteady movement, like the way a butterfly moves its wings. Whatever the reason for blinking, these synonyms capture the essence of the action in different ways.

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What are the hypernyms for Blink?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Blink?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for blink?

Blink, meaning to close and open one's eyes quickly, has a few antonyms that can replace the word when needed. The first antonym to consider is stare, which means to look at for an extended period without blinking. Another antonym is gaze, which refers to a long and fixed look. Squint is another antonym, which means to partially close one's eyes usually to see better. The final antonym to consider is stare blankly, which means to look without showing any emotion or interest. These antonyms can be used interchangeably to express various degrees of attention or lack thereof.

What are the antonyms for Blink?

Usage examples for Blink

He does not blink the requirements of the case.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
"Tell me, Willie," Anna said, "is it thrue that ye can blink a cow so that she can give no milk at all?"
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
Did ye blink th' cow?
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine

Famous quotes with Blink

  • I learned not to blink in a close-up or move your head at all, because if you did, they wouldn't use it.
    Frankie Avalon
  • We need to be confident. We need not to blink.
    Sebastian Coe
  • I think the life we are living now is just a blink in the eye of eternity.
    Keir Dullea
  • The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.
    Jimi Hendrix
  • Apple was our benefactor at starting General Magic, but about a year later decided they would rather BE General Magic and tried to make us blink out of existence... which we eventually did, but it took a few years.
    Andy Hertzfeld

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