: a series of short, sharp noises

: the crisp skin of a roasted animal (such as a pig) eaten as food

Full Definition of CRACKLING

\ˈkra-k(ə-)liŋ\ :  a series of small sharp cracks or reports <the crackling of frozen snow as we walk>
\ˈkra-klən, -kliŋ\ :  the crisp residue left after the rendering of lard from fat or the frying or roasting of the skin (as of pork) —usually used in plural

First Known Use of CRACKLING



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