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 When ready to eat, peel and enjoy the crackly tea egg appearance before diving in. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Apr. 2022 The bread is similar to a French baguette but softer in the center and easier to eat, with a thin, crackly crust. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Feb. 2022 There’s a crackly undercurrent in the concert hall. Danyel Smith, Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2022 The beauty of Crick’s pizza is its interplay between crackly crust and pillowy crumb. Washington Post, 3 Jan. 2022 As Upadhyay spoke into a crackly microphone — flanked onstage by Hindu priests and a Bollywood actor — nearby streets began filling with thousands of demonstrators. Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2021 It’s all housed on extra-crackly bread, which shatters with every bite. Ariel Cheung,, 4 Aug. 2021 Rustic Canyon’s honeycomb ice cream (with crackly bits of actual honeycomb candy) never fails to leave me in a dreamy sugar-induced haze. Bon Appétit, 27 July 2021 The crackly thin crust is the perfect, barely-there canvas for highlighting the rich flavors of its toppings., 13 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of crackly

1732, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2022

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“Crackly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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