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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crackle

crackled

crackling

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

cracklingly

adverb

Examples of crackle in a sentence

  1. The logs crackled in the fire.

  2. The leaves crackled under our feet.



Origin and Etymology of crackle

frequentative of 1crack


First Known Use: circa 1560


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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

Rhymes with crackle


CRACKLE Defined for Kids

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crackle

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verb crack·le \ˈkra-kəl\

Definition of crackle for Students

crackled

crackling

  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 for Students

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




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