(noun, verb)


1. a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface

- ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

Similar word(s): crease, crinkle, furrow, line, seam

Definition categories: shape, depression, impression, imprint

2. a minor difficulty

- they finally have the wrinkles pretty well ironed out

Definition categories: thought, difficulty

3. a clever method of doing something (especially something new and different)

Definition categories: thought, method

Sentences with wrinkle as a noun:

- Spending time out in the sun may cause you to develop wrinkles sooner.

- Three months later, we're still discovering new wrinkles.

- to have a new wrinkle


1. gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker

Similar word(s): purse

Definition categories: contact, contract

2. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; `crisp' is archaic

- The dress got wrinkled

Similar word(s): crease, crinkle, crisp, ruckle, scrunch

Definition categories: contact, fold

3. make wrinkled or creased

Similar word(s): crease, furrow

Definition categories: contact, fold

4. become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

- This fabric won't wrinkle

Similar word(s): crease, crinkle, crumple, rumple

Definition categories: change, fold

Sentences with wrinkle as a verb:

- Be careful not to wrinkle your dress before we arrive.

- An hour in the tub will cause your fingers to wrinkle.

- The skin is the substance that wrinkles, shows age, stretches, scars and cuts.