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crackling

noun crack·ling

Simple Definition of crackling

  • : a series of short, sharp noises

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crackling

  1. 1 \ˈkra-k(ə-)liŋ\ :  a series of small sharp cracks or reports <the crackling of frozen snow as we walk>

  2. 2 \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

1599

First Known Use of crackling

1599



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