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cranny

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noun cran·ny \ˈkra-nē\

Simple Definition of cranny

  • : a small opening or space

Full Definition of cranny

plural crannies

  1. 1 :  a small break or slit :  crevice

  2. 2 :  an obscure nook or corner

cran·nied play \-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

cranny

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noun cran·ny \ˈkra-nē\

Definition of cranny

plural cran·nies

  1. 1 :  a small break or slit (as in a cliff)

  2. 2 :  a place that is not generally known or noticed





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