blinking vs winking what difference

what is difference between blinking and winking

English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪŋkɪŋ

Adjective

blinking (not comparable)

  1. That blinks.
    a blinking light
  2. (Britain, euphemistic, slang) bloody
    The blinking telly isn’t working again.

Synonyms

  • (that blinks): winking
  • (euphemism: bloody): blasted, blimming, blooming

Verb

blinking

  1. present participle of blink

Noun

blinking (plural blinkings)

  1. The act of something that blinks.
    the steady blinkings of lights on the console


English

Verb

winking

  1. present participle of wink

Noun

winking (plural winkings)

  1. The act of someone who winks.
    • 1828, The Harvard Register: no. I-XII, March, 1827-Feb. 1828 (page 153)
      I have known some happy spirits, who could sit for hours, when no other amusement presented, and talk of the winkings and squintings, they had lately been so eagle-eyed, as to detect between some innocent couple []
    • 1969, Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five, New York: Dial, 2005, Chapter 7, p. 201,[1]
      [] Billy didn’t get to see Dresden do one of the most cheerful things a city is capable of doing when the sun goes down, which is to wink its lights on one by one. ¶ There was a broad river to reflect those lights, which would have made their nighttime winkings very pretty indeed.

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