wrinkle
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɹɪŋkl̩/
Noun

wrinkle (plural wrinkles)

  1. A small furrow, ridge or crease in an otherwise smooth surface.
  2. A line or crease in the skin, especially when caused by age or fatigue.
    Spending time out in the sun may cause you to develop wrinkles sooner.
  3. A fault, imperfection or bug especially in a new system or product; typically, they will need to be ironed out.
    Three months later, we're still discovering new wrinkles.
  4. A twist on something existing; a novel difference.
Translations Translations Translations Verb

wrinkle (wrinkles, present participle wrinkling; past and past participle wrinkled)

  1. (transitive) To make wrinkles in; to cause to have wrinkles.
    Be careful not to wrinkle your dress before we arrive.
    • 1712 May, [Alexander Pope], “The Rape of the Locke. An Heroi-comical Poem.”, in Miscellaneous Poems and Translations. By Several Hands, London: Printed for Bernard Lintott […], OCLC 228744960 ↗:
      her wrinkled form in black and white array'd
  2. (intransitive) To pucker or become uneven or irregular.
    An hour in the tub will cause your fingers to wrinkle.
  3. (intransitive, of skin) To develop irreversibly wrinkles; to age.
    The skin is the substance that wrinkles, shows age, stretches, scars and cuts.
  4. (intransitive, obsolete) To sneer (at).
Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • German: runzelig werden, altern
Noun

wrinkle (plural wrinkles)

  1. (US, dialect) A winkle

Wrinkle
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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