blinking blinking  /b ˈlɪŋ kɪŋ/


  1. (n) a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
  2. (adj) closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly
  3. (adj) informal intensifiers


  1. From this subterranean realm, Felix, 5, Stefan, 18, and Kerstin, 19, have now come blinking into the world.
  2. Gladwell argues that blinking is best when it is reinforced by a lifetime of study and expertise.
  3. It looks like the sort of leisure device Captain Kirk might encounter in a martian boudoir, a shiny white puddle with colorful, crazy-shaped blocks and blinking lights.


  1. Blinking yellow lights confuse Collier drivers

    A new kind of traffic light is making its debut in Collier County - blinking yellow arrows. They're already up and running at two Naples intersections. We found out what drivers should do at these lights and why the county installed them.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NBC 2 Fort Myers

  2. Ohio man gets 36 years to life in dying blink case

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A man paralyzed and hooked up to a ventilator after he was shot in the face and neck could only communicate by blinking his eyes, but those blinks helped lead to what could end up as life in prison for the man convicted of murdering him.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Man Sentenced in "Blinking Murder"

    Ricardo Woods will spend 36 years to life in prison after jury saw video of dying victim identifying him as the murder by blinking
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Local 12 Cincinnati


  1. "But there is no blinking the fact that that's a risky mission and a difficult mission and we should not slide over it as you have not in your comments," Hamilton said.
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Lee Hamilton Source: FOXNews

  2. During that investigation, then-CIA Director George Tenet told the commission that "the system was blinking red."
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: George Tenet Source: Forbes

  3. "This statement is looking for the blinking `exit' sign," McCain told reporters Sunday, reading Romney's quote from a handwritten 3-by-5 inch card he pulled from a pocket.
    on Jan 27, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Forbes

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