crackling

noun crack·ling
|Updated on: 2 Aug 2018

Definition of crackling

1 play \ˈkra-k(ə-)liŋ\ : a series of small sharp cracks or reports
  • the crackling of frozen snow as we walk
2 play \ˈkra-klən, -kliŋ\ : the crisp residue left after the rendering of lard from fat or the frying or roasting of the skin (as of pork) usually used in plural

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First Known Use of crackling

1599

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CRACKLING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of crackling for English Language Learners

  • : a series of short, sharp noises

  • : the crisp skin of a roasted animal (such as a pig) eaten as food



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