• WordNet 3.6
    • v wrinkle become wrinkled or crumpled or creased "This fabric won't wrinkle"
    • v wrinkle make wrinkled or creased "furrow one's brow"
    • v wrinkle make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in "The dress got wrinkled","crease the paper like this to make a crane"
    • v wrinkle gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker "purse ones's lips"
    • n wrinkle a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)
    • n wrinkle a minor difficulty "they finally have the wrinkles pretty well ironed out"
    • n wrinkle a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface "his face has many lines","ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: People that smoke have 10 times as many wrinkles as a person that does not smoke
    • Wrinkle A notion or fancy; a whim; as, to have a new wrinkle .
    • Wrinkle A small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a corrugation; a crease; a slight fold; as, wrinkle in the skin; a wrinkle in cloth. "The wrinkles in my brows.""Within I do not find wrinkles and used heart, but unspent youth."
    • n Wrinkle A winkle.
    • Wrinkle hence, any roughness; unevenness. "Not the least wrinkle to deform the sky."
    • Wrinkle Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way. "A keen north wind that, blowing dry, Wrinkled the face of deluge, as decayed.""Then danced we on the wrinkled sand."
    • Wrinkle To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin or the brow. "Sport that wrinkled Care derides.""Her wrinkled form in black and white arrayed."
    • v. i Wrinkle To shrink into furrows and ridges.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: People with darker skin will not wrinkle as fast as people with lighter skin
    • n wrinkle A slight ridge in or raised line on a surface caused by contraction, folding, puckering, or rumpling; a line of corrugation, generally one of a series, either regularly or irregularly disposed; a crease: as, wrinkles in a garment, or in an old man's face; wrinkles (small corrugations) in a rock.
    • wrinkle To form wrinkles in: contract, fold, or pucker into small ridges and furrows or creases; corrugate; crease.
    • wrinkle To become contracted into wrinkles; shrink into furrows and ridges; be marked with wrinkles.
    • n wrinkle A short pithy piece of information or advice; a valuable hint; a bit of useful knowledge or instruction; a good idea; a trick; a point; a notion; a device.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Wrinkle ring′kl (coll.) a tip, valuable hint.
    • n Wrinkle ring′kl a small ridge on a surface caused by twisting or shrinking: unevenness
    • v.t Wrinkle to contract into wrinkles or furrows: to make rough
    • v.i Wrinkle to shrink into ridges
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  • James A. Garfield
    James A. Garfield
    “If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.”
  • Ralph B. Perry
    Ralph B. Perry
    “Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. [Merchant Of Venice]”
  • Bessie Delaney
    Bessie Delaney
    “Even with all my wrinkles! I am beautiful!”
  • Sir Thomas Browne
    “Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle,; akin to OD. wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw. rynka, Icel. hrukka, OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga,.


In literature:

Wrinkle seemed more ready in the use of his tongue.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
This dress has been wrinkled for a week, and now it will never come smooth at all.
"Queer Stories for Boys and Girls" by Edward Eggleston
When he entered the wood, he saw by the trunk of a tree an old woman with a bent figure and a wrinkled face.
"Roumanian Fairy Tales" by Various
The creature had a black and wrinkled face, with a low forehead and projecting eyebrows.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
The ripe seed is small and wrinkled, and of the same color as the other white, wrinkled pease.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Her nose wrinkled in disgust.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
He was heavy-set and unwieldy, and he wore a wrinkled suit of butternut jeans.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
A celluloid collar on a flannel shirt propped up his wrinkled chin.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
Kano pensively lifted a plum upon the point of a toothpick and began nibbling at its wrinkled skin.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
The suit hung upon him like ancient, wrinkled skin.
"General Max Shorter" by Kris Ottman Neville

In poetry:

I cannot see the change that comes
With such an even pace;
I mark not when the wrinkles fall
Upon my fading face.
"I'm Growing Old" by Anonymous Americas
A music I learned in the days long gone --
I cannot tell where or how --
But no matter where, it still sounds on
Back of this wrinkled brow.
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Care on thy maiden brow shall put
A wreath of wrinkles, and thy foot
Be shod with pain: not silken dress
But toil shall tire thy loveliness.
"Untitled" by Cecil Day Lewis
I would I were old,
And wrinkled and cold,
So that if thou said'st No,
I could stand such a blow!
I would I were old,
And wrinkled and cold.
"Lover In All Shapes" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Her face may be wrinkled an grey,
An her een may be losin' ther shine,
But her heart's just as leetsum to-day
As it wor when aw first made her mine.
"Aw'm Havin' A Smook Bi Misel'," by John Hartley
Her face may be wrinkled an grey,
An her een may be losin ther shine,
But her heart's just as leetsome to-day
As it wor when aw furst made her mine.
"Old Moorcock" by John Hartley

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Whether or not they cop to it, Hollywood's hottest stars are no strangers to the magic of Botox , getting temporarily rid of wrinkles with the magic injectable.
Will they likely look wrinkled after a short time.
You use wrinkle reducers, night creams, day creams and sunscreen, but those pesky lines are still hanging around.
A few wrinkles and facts to know as baseball's feeding frenzy commences.
It's time to pay homage to the women who have shaped us into who we are today, wrinkles and all.

In science:

L] Yanki Lekili, Wrinkled fibrations on near-symplectic manifolds, Geom.
On 4-Manifolds, Folds and Cusps
As mentioned above, the main ingredients necessary for the existence of anomalous elasticity are spontaneously broken rotational invariance, and the presence of fluctuations–i.e. wrinkles in the smectic layers–both of which exist (even at zero temperature) in smectics in random environments.
Smectic Liquid Crystals in Random Environments
Wrinkle, Holonomic and Legendrian parametrizations of knots, J.
On transversally simple knots
In this paper, we add a new wrinkle to this discussion.
Particle-Hole Symmetry and the $\nu={5/2}$ Quantum Hall State
The combined effect of the disorder due to wrinkling of the graphene sheet and the long range electron-electron interactions is a finite positive contribution to the dc conductivity.
Coulomb interaction, ripples, and the minimal conductivity of graphene