noun cran·ny \ˈkra-nē\

: a small opening or space

plural crannies

Full Definition of CRANNY

:  a small break or slit :  crevice
:  an obscure nook or corner
cran·nied \-nēd\ adjective

Examples of CRANNY

  1. We saw strange, colorful creatures in the crannies of the reef while scuba diving.
  2. We explored every cranny of the old castle.

Origin of CRANNY

Middle English crany, from Middle French cren, cran notch
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with CRANNY

CRANNY Defined for Kids


noun cran·ny \ˈkra-nē\
plural cran·nies

Definition of CRANNY for Kids

:  a small break or slit (as in a cliff)
:  a place that is not generally known or noticed


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