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Blinking vs. Winking

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Blinkingadjective

That blinks.

‘a blinking light’;

Winkingnoun

The act of someone who winks.

Blinkingadjective

bloody

‘The blinking telly isn't working again.’;

Winkingnoun

a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

Blinkingnoun

The act of something that blinks.

‘the steady blinkings of lights on the console’;

Winkingadjective

closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly;

‘he stood blinking in the bright sunlight’;

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Blinkingnoun

a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

Blinkingadjective

off-and-on;

‘the blinking signal light’;

Blinkingadjective

closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly;

‘he stood blinking in the bright sunlight’;

Blinkingadjective

(used of persons) informal intensifiers;

‘what a bally (or blinking) nuisance’; ‘a bloody fool’; ‘a crashing bore’; ‘you flaming idiot’;

Blinking

Blinking is a bodily function; it is a semi-autonomic rapid closing of the eyelid. A single blink is determined by the forceful closing of the eyelid or inactivation of the levator palpebrae superioris and the activation of the palpebral portion of the orbicularis oculi, not the full open and close.

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