Wrinkle

Definition of Wrinkle

Wrin´kle
n.1.A winkle.
1.
1.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.
Within I do not find wrinkles and used heart, but unspent youth.
- Emerson.
2.hence, any roughness; unevenness.
Not the least wrinkle to deform the sky.
- Dryden.
3.A notion or fancy; a whim; as, to have a new wrinkle.
v. t.1.To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow.
Her wrinkled form in black and white arrayed.
- Pope.
2.Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way.
A keen north wind that, blowing dry,
Wrinkled the face of deluge, as decayed.
- Milton.
Then danced we on the wrinkled sand.
- Bryant.
To wrinkle at
to sneer at.
- Marston.
v. i.1.To shrink into furrows and ridges.

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