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 On my last visit to the original location, I was particularly taken with the dahi puri ($5.99), where squat and crackly fried puri are topped with creamy chickpeas, sweet tamarind, tangy yogurt and bright green chutney. Nick Kindelsperger,, "10 don’t-miss Indian restaurants in Chicago’s suburbs, and our go-to orders," 17 Oct. 2019 The cilantro added a floral, fresh and aromatic note, and the baguette was perfect — soft enough to bite through, with a crispy, crackly crust. Anchorage Daily News, "A patisserie, boba parlor, sandwich shop and chowder house under one roof," 23 Oct. 2019 This looks like a pile of bones, but each segment features crackly bits of skin and little nuggets of juicy meat, all infused with real chile heat. Nick Kindelsperger,, "10 places to find a great meal along the overpriced dining wasteland of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile," 22 July 2019 That’s how quickly a pizza cooks to blistered, crackly perfection in a 900-degree pizza oven. Samantha Weiss-hills, House Beautiful, "How to Choose the Perfect Pizza Oven for Your Home," 31 July 2019 The crackly phone connection during our interview wasn’t surprising — Mitnik-Miller and St. Peter have created a meaningful existence tucked away from civilization, where technology is patchy at best. Leilani Marie Labong,, "How designers connect with home in the Internet age," 12 July 2019 But the standout was Nashville hot-oyster sliders: Virginia War Shore oysters in a spicy, crackly cornmeal crust. Washington Post, "How to survive Smorgasburg, D.C.’s hottest new foodie destination," 21 June 2019 Sourced from the nearby Mercado Coyoacan market, juicy guavas, papaya, mamey and guanábana balance the crunchy, crackly sweetness of traditional concha, a cookie-like sweet bread laced with cinnamon, found at most local bakeries, called panaderias. Sara-mae Albert, ELLE Decor, "How to Be the Ultimate Weekend Host for Out-of-Town Guests," 15 May 2019 Where to Eat Make haste for Chef Edouardo Jordan’s Junebaby, the Southern restaurant that’s full of delicious surprises like pickled grapes, and crackly housemade saltines with pimento cheese. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best New Places to Eat, Stay, and Play in Seattle," 10 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of crackly

1732, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2020

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“Crackly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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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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