What is the difference between blinking and winking?
Blink: shut and open both eyes quickly; the involuntary rapid opening and closing of the eyes
- He was blinking because he had dust in his eyes.
- We blink over 28,000 times a day.
Wink: close and open one eye quickly, typically to indicate that something is a joke or a secret or as a signal of affection or greeting
- He winked to let her know he was only joking.
- He winked at all the girls he liked the look of.