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1. blink

verb. ['ˈblɪŋk'] briefly shut the eyes.

Synonyms

  • palpebrate
  • wink
  • nictate
  • act involuntarily
  • nictitate
  • flutter
  • act reflexively

Antonyms

  • consume
  • remember
  • increase
  • asymmetrical

Etymology

  • blinken (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

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Words that Rhyme with Blink

  • interlink
  • rethink
  • swink
  • stink
  • spink
  • smink
  • shrink
  • schlink
  • schinke
  • plink
  • krinke
  • klinke
  • klink
  • klinck
  • frink
  • flink
  • drink
  • clink
  • brink
  • zinke
  • zink
  • zinck
  • zinc
  • wink
  • vink
  • think
  • sync
  • sink
  • rinke
  • rink

How do you pronounce blink?

Pronounce blink as blɪŋk.

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Example sentences of the word blink


1. Verb, base form
Now the seat belt light will blink and then a chime will sound between one and three times.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Kenmore dishwashers have buttons and indicator lights that blink when the machine experiences a problem or error.

3. Noun, singular or mass
This cult fave — an alcohol-based "rinse-free" wash — sells out in the blink of an eye.

Quotes containing the word blink


1. The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.
- Jimi Hendrix

2. The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye.
- Jimi Hendrix

3. You wanted hearts and flowers,” he murmurs.I blink at him, not quite believing what I’m seeing.“You have my heart.” And he waves toward the room.“And here are the flowers,” I whisper, completing his sentence. “Christian, it’s lovely.
- E.L. James, Fifty Shades Darker

2. blink

verb. ['ˈblɪŋk'] force to go away by blinking.

Synonyms

  • subdue
  • wink
  • conquer
  • suppress
  • blink away
  • inhibit
  • stamp down

Antonyms

  • simple
  • pull
  • stand still
  • linger

Etymology

  • blinken (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

3. blink

verb. ['ˈblɪŋk'] gleam or glow intermittently.

Synonyms

  • flicker
  • flick
  • wink
  • twinkle
  • flash
  • winkle

Antonyms

  • dullness
  • disappear
  • hide
  • uncover

Etymology

  • blinken (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))

4. blink

noun. ['ˈblɪŋk'] a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly.

Synonyms

  • reflex action
  • winking
  • instinctive reflex
  • inborn reflex
  • palpebration
  • nictitation
  • unconditioned reflex
  • blinking
  • innate reflex
  • physiological reaction
  • eye blink
  • reflex
  • wink
  • reflex response

Antonyms

  • mitigated
  • voluntary
  • order
  • louden

Etymology

  • blinken (Middle Dutch (ca. 1050-1350))
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