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1crackle

verb crack·le \ˈkra-kəl\

: to make a series of short, sharp noises

crack·ledcrack·ling \-k(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of CRACKLE

intransitive verb
1
a :  to make small sharp sudden repeated noises <the fire crackles on the hearth>
b :  to show animation :  sparkle <the essays crackle with wit>
2
:  craze 3
transitive verb
:  to crush or crack with snapping noises
crack·ling·ly adverb

Examples of CRACKLE

  1. The logs crackled in the fire.
  2. The leaves crackled under our feet.

Origin of CRACKLE

frequentative of 1crack
First Known Use: circa 1560

2crackle

noun

Definition of CRACKLE

1
a :  the noise of repeated small cracks or reports
b :  sparkle, effervescence
2
:  a network of fine cracks on an otherwise smooth surface

First Known Use of CRACKLE

1833

Rhymes with CRACKLE

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