verb \ˈkriŋ-kəl\

: to form small, thin lines on the surface

crin·kledcrin·kling \-k(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of CRINKLE

intransitive verb
a :  to form many short bends or ripples
b :  wrinkle
:  to give forth a thin crackling sound :  rustle <crinkling silks>
transitive verb
:  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



: a small, thin line that appears on a surface

Full Definition of CRINKLE

:  any of several virus diseases of plants marked by crinkling of leaves
crin·kly \-k(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of CRINKLE

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

First Known Use of CRINKLE


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