crisp

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1crisp

adjective \ˈkrisp\

: dry, hard, and easily broken

: pleasantly firm and making a sharp sound when chewed or crushed

: clean, smooth, and somewhat stiff

Full Definition of CRISP

1
:  curly, wavy; also :  having close stiff or wiry curls or waves
2
a :  easily crumbled :  brittle <a crisp cracker>
b :  desirably firm and crunchy <crisp lettuce>
3
a :  notably sharp, clean-cut, and clear <a crisp illustration>; also :  concise and to the point <a crisp reply>
b :  noticeably neat <crisp new clothes>
c :  brisk, lively <a crisp tale of intrigue> <crisp musical tempi>
d :  briskly cold <crisp winter weather>; also :  fresh, invigorating <crisp autumn air> <a crisp white wine>
e :  deftly and powerfully executed <a crisp tennis serve>
crisp·ly adverb
crisp·ness noun

Examples of CRISP

  1. I put on a crisp shirt and tie.
  2. The stereo's sound is crisp and clear.

Origin of CRISP

Middle English, from Old English, from Latin crispus; akin to Welsh crych curly
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with CRISP

2crisp

verb

: to make (something) crisp or to become crisp

Full Definition of CRISP

transitive verb
1
:  curl, crimp
2
:  to cause to ripple :  wrinkle
3
:  to make or keep crisp
intransitive verb
1
:  curl
2
:  ripple
3
:  to become crisp

Examples of CRISP

  1. Crisp the celery in ice water.

First Known Use of CRISP

14th century

3crisp

noun

: a thin, hard, and usually salty piece of food

: a dessert made of cooked fruit with a sweet, dry topping

Full Definition of CRISP

1
a :  something crisp or brittle <burned to a crisp> <rye crisps>
b chiefly British :  potato chip —usually used in plural
2
:  a baked dessert of fruit with crumb topping <apple crisp>

First Known Use of CRISP

14th century

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