cranny

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noun cran·ny \ˈkra-nē\

Definition of cranny

plural

crannies

  1. 1 :  a small break or slit :  crevice

  2. 2 :  an obscure nook or corner

crannied

play \-nēd\ adjective

Examples of cranny in a sentence

  1. We saw strange, colorful creatures in the crannies of the reef while scuba diving.

  2. We explored every cranny of the old castle.

Origin and Etymology of cranny

Middle English crany, from Middle French cren, cran notch


First Known Use: 15th century



CRANNY Defined for English Language Learners

cranny

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noun cran·ny \ˈkra-nē\

Definition of cranny for English Language Learners

  • : a small opening or space


CRANNY Defined for Kids

cranny

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noun cran·ny \ˈkra-nē\

Definition of cranny for Students

plural

crannies

  1. 1 :  a small break or slit (as in a cliff)

  2. 2 :  a place that is not generally known or noticed



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