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Definition 1: edible marine gastropod - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for winkle in the sense of this definition

(winkle is a kind of ...) any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids

(... is a member of winkle) type genus of the family Littorinidae: periwinkles

(winkle is made of the substance ...) small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked

Definition 2: small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for winkle in the sense of this definition

(winkle is a kind of ...) edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc

(... is made of the substance winkle) edible marine gastropod

Definition 3: remove or displace from a position - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for winkle in the sense of this definition

(winkle is a kind of ...) take out of a container or enclosed space

"Get out your best dress--we are going to a party!"

Definition 4: gleam or glow intermittently - [verb of perception]

Samples where winkle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lights were flashing

Synonyms for winkle in the sense of this definition

(winkle is a kind of ...) cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays

"The sun is radiating"

(... is a kind of winkle ) flash intermittently

"The lights flicked on and off"

Definition 5: emit or reflect light in a flickering manner - [verb of weather]

Samples where winkle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?

Synonyms for winkle in the sense of this definition

(winkle is a kind of ...) emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

"The sun shone bright that day" "The fire beamed on their faces"

(winkle has a similar meaning as ...) give off

"the substance scintillated sparks and flashes"

(winkle belongs to category ...) natural objects visible in the sky

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