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crackle

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verb crack·le \ˈkra-kəl\

Simple Definition of crackle

  • : to make a series of short, sharp noises

Full Definition of crackle

crack·ledcrack·ling play \-k(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 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>

  3. 2 :  craze 3

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  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

Rhymes with crackle


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crackle

noun crack·le

Definition of crackle

  1. 1 a :  the noise of repeated small cracks or reports b :  sparkle, effervescence

  2. 2 :  a network of fine cracks on an otherwise smooth surface



1833

First Known Use of crackle

1833


CRACKLE Defined for Kids

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crackle

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verb crack·le \ˈkra-kəl\

Definition of crackle

crack·ledcrack·ling

  1. 1 :  to make many small sharp noises

  2. 2 :  to form little cracks in a surface




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crackle

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noun crack·le

Definition of crackle

  1. :  the noise of repeated small cracks (as of burning wood)




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