WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
wrin•kle1 /ˈrɪŋkəl/USA pronunciation n., v., -kled, -kling.

n. [countable]
  • a small crease in the skin, as from aging.
  • a slight ridge in a fabric, as from folding.
  • a problem;
    fault:There are still a few wrinkles in the plan.
  • Informal Termsa creative, new idea:adding some wrinkles to the plan to make it unique.

  • v. 
  • to (cause to) become full of wrinkles: [no object]This fabric wrinkles easily.[+ object]wrinkled his forehead by frowning.
  • wrin•kly, adj., -kli•er, -kli•est.


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    wrinkle /ˈrɪŋkəl/ n
    1. a slight ridge in the smoothness of a surface, such as a crease in the skin as a result of age
    vb
    1. to make or become wrinkled, as by crumpling, creasing, or puckering
    Etymology: 15th Century: back formation from wrinkled, from Old English gewrinclod, past participle of wrinclian to wind around; related to Swedish vrinka to sprain, Lithuanian reñgti to twist. See wrench

    ˈwrinkleless adj ˈwrinkly adj
    wrinkle /ˈrɪŋkəl/ n
    1. informal a clever or useful trick, hint, or dodge
    Etymology: Old English wrenc trick; related to Middle Low German wrank struggle, Middle High German ranc sudden turn. See wrench



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