crack·​ly ˈkra-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce crackly (audio)
: inclined to crackle : crisp

Examples of crackly in a Sentence

the crackly sound of the old record
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Word History

First Known Use

1732, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crackly was in 1732

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“Crackly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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