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 \ˈkra-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.

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Origin and Etymology of cranny

Middle English crany, from Middle French cren, cran notch



CRANNY Defined for English Language Learners

cranny

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noun

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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