wrinkle meaning

[ 'riŋkl ] Pronunciation:   "wrinkle" in a sentence
Noun: wrinkle  ringkul
  1. A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
    - furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line 
  2. A minor difficulty
    "they finally have the wrinkles pretty well ironed out" 
  3. A clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)
Verb: wrinkle  ringkul
  1. Gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker
    - purse 
  2. Make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
    "The dress got wrinkled"
    - ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crisp 
  3. Make wrinkled or creased
    - furrow, crease 
  4. Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased
    "This fabric won't wrinkle"
    - rumple, crumple, crease, crinkle

Derived forms: wrinkles, wrinkled, wrinkling

See also: wrinkle-resistant

Type of: contract, depression, difficulty, fold, fold up, impression, imprint, method, turn up

Part of: cutis, skin, tegument

Encyclopedia: Wrinkle

[American slang]
n. a new idea; a new aspect of something.
• Fred came up with a new wrinkle for the ad campaign.
• Here's a wrinkle for you. Nobody has ever tried this one.

A feature of a new product or security intended to entice a buyer.

n : a small ridge or furrow in the skin esp. when due to age, care, or fatigue
vb wrin·kled; wrin·kling vi : to become marked with or contracted into wrinkles
¦ vt : to contract into wrinkles ‹wrinkled skin›


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  1. she 's beginning to get wrinkles round her eyes.
  2. his long dumpy face wrinkled in a scowl.
  3. she wrinkled her brows in concentration.
  4. the skin of his neck was loose and wrinkled.
  5. his eyes darkened and his brow wrinkled.

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