Meaning of WRINKLE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ rɪŋk(ə)l ]

( wrinkles, wrinkling, wrinkled)


Wrinkles are lines which form on someone’s face as they grow old.

His face was covered with wrinkles...

N-COUNT : usu pl


When someone’s skin wrinkles or when something wrinkles it, lines start to form in it because the skin is getting old or damaged.

The skin on her cheeks and around her eyes was beginning to wrinkle. against the sun’s rays that age and wrinkle the skin.

VERB : V , V n

• wrin‧kled

I did indeed look older and more wrinkled than ever.



A wrinkle is a raised fold in a piece of cloth or paper that spoils its appearance.

He noticed a wrinkle in her stocking.



If cloth wrinkles , or if someone or something wrinkles it, it gets folds or lines in it.

Her stockings wrinkled at the ankles...

I wrinkled the velvet.

VERB : V , V n

• wrin‧kled

His suit was wrinkled and he looked very tired.

= crumpled



When you wrinkle your nose or forehead, or when it wrinkles , you tighten the muscles in your face so that the skin folds.

Frannie wrinkled her nose at her daughter...

Ellen’s face wrinkles as if she is about to sneeze.

VERB : V n , V

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