What is blink?

  • (verb): Force to go away by blinking.
    Example: "Blink away tears"
    Synonyms: wink, blink away
    See also — Additional definitions below


Blinking is the rapid closing and opening of the eyelid. It is an essential function of the eye that helps spread tears across and remove irritants from the surface of the cornea and conjunctiva. Blink speed can be affected by elements such as fatigue, eye injury, medication, and disease. The blinking rate is determined by the "blinking center", but it can also be affected by external stimulus. When an animal (usually human) chooses to blink only one eye as a signal to another in a social setting (a form of body language), it is known as winking. Some animals (for example, tortoises and hamsters) blink their eyes independently of each other.

Read more about Blink.

Some articles on blink:

Blinking in Everyday Life - Adults
... It is a myth that women blink nearly twice as much as men ... Average male and female blink rates are almost identical, although women using Oral contraceptives blink 32 % more often for unknown reasons ... Generally, between each blink is an interval of 2–10 seconds actual rates vary by individual averaging around 10 blinks per minute in a laboratory setting ...
List Of Broken Sky Characters - Act 1 - Part 7 - Whist
... He fights by flinging razor-discs, and keeps a pet dog, Blink, who can teleport instantly from place to place and take Whist along for the ride ... Blink is a Flicker Dog, and it is hinted at that Whist's spirit stones are able to tame Blink and other animals ...
List Of Mega-Virus Monsters - Virus List - Blink
... During this part of the battle, Blink took his two sticks and merged them into one long, double-edged combat stick ...
List Of Exiles Characters - Line-ups
... its various compositions By issue number Issues Characters Notes #1 Nocturne, Blink, Morph, T-Bird, Mimic, Magnus #2-11, 42 Nocturne, Blink, Morph, T-Bird, Mimic ... #12-22, X-Men Unlimited #41 Nocturne, Blink, Morph, Mimic, Sunfire, Sasquatch T-Bird was left brain dead after stopping Galactus and replaced by Sasquatch ... #22, 26-37 Nocturne, Morph, Mimic, Sunfire, Sasquatch, Magik Blink was (secretly) sent to help Sabretooth and replaced by Magik ...
Blink Blink
... "Blink Blink" is a single by American rapper, LL Cool J and German rapper, Spax from the Spax's album, Engel Ratten ... Blink Blink was released in America on January 15, 2002 for Def Jam Recordings and November 12, 2001 for Def Jam's German label and was written and produced by LL ...

More definitions of "blink":

  • (verb): Briefly shut the eyes.
    Example: "The TV announcer never seems to blink"
    Synonyms: wink, nictitate, nictate

Famous quotes containing the word blink:

    Art knows no happier moment than the opportunity to show the symmetry of an extreme, during that moment of spheric harmony when the dissonance dissolves for the blink of an eye, dissolves into a blissful harmony, when the most extreme opposites, coming together from the greatest alienation, fleetingly touch with lips of the word and of love.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)