crack·​ly | \ ˈkra-k(ə-)lē How to pronounce crackly (audio) \

Definition of crackly

: inclined to crackle : crisp

Examples of crackly in a Sentence

the crackly sound of the old record
Recent Examples on the Web Pair that with heaps of fresh blueberries and a sprinkle of sugar on top, and each bite becomes light and airy with a crackly top and bursts of berries inside. Kristina Kurek, Good Housekeeping, "Blueberry Muffins," 2 Mar. 2021 The tannic nuts, fluffy root vegetables and sweet fruits and berries of the season are encased in a crackly crust, ready to be evenly distributed among a stack of plates. Soleil Ho,, "Where to get Thanksgiving pie in the Bay Area," 10 Nov. 2020 Blackman was 5, and still the memory of that crackly broadcast stays with him. Wayne Coffey, USA TODAY, "Serena Williams vs. Sloane Stephens: Highly anticipated match highlights historic U.S. Open women's draw," 5 Sep. 2020 The restaurant is still kicking out a great pizza, too: an extra-thin tavern-style, with crackly edges and just the right balance of slightly sweet sauce and full-flavored cheese. Nick Kindelsperger,, "Chicago’s best pizzas — 27 pies across all styles," 27 Aug. 2020 That’s just a blip for a family business that has survived a century, largely on a crackly thin crust, voted best in the city. Louisa Chu,, "Vito & Nick’s celebrates 100 years in Chicago with the best tavern-style pizza in the city," 12 Aug. 2020 Things are proceeding as normal until Fay takes a call from a woman on a crackly line. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "What makes 'The Vast of Night' impressively creepy also makes it a must-watch sci-fi movie," 25 May 2020 Swapping in almond flour gives it a richer taste and nearly custardy center under the crackly top. Los Angeles Times, "Don’t cook ripe figs. Eat them fresh with this easy almond pancake," 21 Sep. 2019 The first, as mentioned above, is that a bread machine just doesn't get hot enough to give a loaf that kind of delicious, crackly crust. Christopher Michel, Country Living, "How to Use Your Breadmaker to Get the Best Results," 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of crackly

1732, in the meaning defined above

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10 Mar 2021

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“Crackly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of crackly

: having or making a series of short, sharp noises
US : thin and easily cracked

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