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Definition of Wrinkle


  1. A winkle.
  2. A small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a corrugation; a crease; a slight fold; as, wrinkle in the skin; a wrinkle in cloth.
  3. hence, any roughness; unevenness.
  4. A notion or fancy; a whim; as, to have a new wrinkle.
  5. To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow.
  6. Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way.
  7. To shrink into furrows and ridges.

Wrinkle Quotations

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Samuel Ullman

No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed. I have known mothers who remake the bed after their children do it because there is wrinkle in the spread or the blanket is on crooked. This is sick.
Erma Bombeck

I'm getting a wrinkle above my eyebrow because I just can't stop lifting it, and I love that you know.
Angelina Jolie

What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from life's page, And be alone on earth, as I am now.
Lord Byron

All in all, for someone who was immersed in, fascinated by, and dedicated to flight, I was disappointed by the wrinkle in history that had brought me along one generation late. I had missed all the great times and adventures in flight.
Neil Armstrong
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Wrinkle Translations

wrinkle in Dutch is rimpelen, fronsen
wrinkle in French is ride, combine, fronce, pronostic
wrinkle in German is tip, trick, Runzel, kniff
wrinkle in Italian is trucco, grinza, suggerimento, pizzicotto
wrinkle in Portuguese is enrugamento
wrinkle in Spanish is dobladura, zangamanga, truco, arruga
wrinkle in Swedish is skrynkla

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