Wrinkle Definition

rĭngkəl
wrinkled, wrinkles, wrinkling
noun
wrinkles
A small ridge or furrow in a normally smooth surface, caused by contraction, crumpling, folding, etc.
Webster's New World
A crease or pucker in the skin, as any of those caused by aging, frowning, etc.
Webster's New World
A minor problem or difficulty.
Webster's New World
A clever or novel idea or device; innovation.
Webster's New World
The definition of a wrinkle is a fold or crease in something that is otherwise smooth.
An example of a wrinkle is what happens to a piece of paper when you crinkle it into a ball.
An example of a wrinkle is a crease next to your eye after years of squinting from the sun.
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Antonyms:
smoothness
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verb
wrinkled, wrinkles, wrinkling
To be or become wrinkled.
Webster's New World
To make wrinkles or a wrinkle in.
My shirt was wrinkled after being so long in the suitcase.
American Heritage
To form a wrinkle or wrinkles in, as by contracting; pucker; crease.
Webster's New World
To draw up into wrinkles; pucker.
Wrinkled her nose in disdain.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Wrinkle

Noun

Singular:
wrinkle
Plural:
wrinkles

Origin of Wrinkle

  • Middle English back-formation from wrinkled wrinkled probably from Old English gewrinclod past participle of gewrinclian to wind, crease wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from stem of Old English gewrinclod.

    From Wiktionary

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