crink

noun
\ ˈkriŋk \
plural -s

Definition of crink

 (Entry 1 of 3)

dialectal, England
: bend, twist
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of crink (Entry 2 of 3)

dialectal, England
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of crink (Entry 3 of 3)

: to make or emit a thin abrupt metallic or crackling sound cicadas crinking in the heat

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First Known Use of crink

Noun

1567, in the meaning defined above

Transitive verb

1821, in the meaning defined above

Intransitive verb

1781, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crink

Noun

Low German krink circle, ring; akin to Middle High German krinc circle, ring

Intransitive verb

imitative

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“Crink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crink. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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