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crinkle

play
verb crin·kle \ˈkriŋ-kəl\

Simple Definition of crinkle

  • : to form small, thin lines on the surface

Full Definition of crinkle

crin·kledcrin·kling play \-k(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to form many short bends or ripples b :  wrinkle

  3. 2 :  to give forth a thin crackling sound :  rustle <crinkling silks>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to crinkle :  make crinkles in

Examples of crinkle

  1. The corners of his eyes crinkle when he smiles.

  2. <a paper seat cover that crinkles with every move>



Origin of crinkle

Middle English crynkelen; akin to Old English cringan to yield


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with crinkle


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crinkle

noun crin·kle

Simple Definition of crinkle

  • : a small, thin line that appears on a surface

Full Definition of crinkle

  1. 1 :  wrinkle, corrugation, pucker

  2. 2 :  any of several virus diseases of plants marked by crinkling of leaves

crin·kly play \-k(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of crinkle

  1. <little crinkles at the corners of his mouth showed whenever he smiled>



1596

First Known Use of crinkle

1596



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