I was studying death note's first ending 「アルミナ」, and I found this phrase: 「流れる時間の中瞬く刹那的煌めきを」the dictionary that I was using (nihongo dera) said that both 「瞬く」 and 「煌めき」mean "to twinkle", but what's the difference between those two words?

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    What's the difference between a verb and a noun? Perhaps you are asking the difference between 煌めく and 瞬く?
    – Jimmy Yang
    Oct 29, 2021 at 0:06

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煌め is the masu-stem of the verb 煌め. This 煌めき is used as a noun ("twinkling thing"). See masu-stem used as a noun. To be more specific, in this context, 煌めき seems to refer to twinkling/shiny moments in one's life.

As verbs, 瞬く and 煌めく are similar, but the former is focused on the quick brightness change, while the latter also describes something is bright/shiny.

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