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crinkle

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verb crin·kle \ˈkriŋ-kəl\

Definition of crinkle

crinkled

crinkling

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  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to form many short bends or ripples b :  wrinkle

  3. 2 :  to give forth a thin crackling sound :  rustle <crinkling silks>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to crinkle :  make crinkles in

Examples of crinkle in a sentence

  1. The corners of his eyes crinkle when he smiles.

  2. <a paper seat cover that crinkles with every move>

Origin and Etymology of crinkle

Middle English crynkelen; akin to Old English cringan to yield


First Known Use: 14th century


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crinkle

noun crin·kle

Definition of crinkle

  1. 1 :  wrinkle, corrugation, pucker

  2. 2 :  any of several virus diseases of plants marked by crinkling of leaves

crinkly

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of crinkle in a sentence

  1. <little crinkles at the corners of his mouth showed whenever he smiled>

1596

First Known Use of crinkle

1596


CRINKLE Defined for English Language Learners

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crinkle

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verb crin·kle \ˈkriŋ-kəl\

Definition of crinkle for English Language Learners

  • : to form small, thin lines on the surface


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crinkle

noun crin·kle

Definition of crinkle for English Language Learners

  • : a small, thin line that appears on a surface


CRINKLE Defined for Kids

crinkle

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verb crin·kle \ˈkriŋ-kəl\

Definition of crinkle for Students

crinkled

crinkling

  1. 1 :  to form or cause little waves or wrinkles on the surface :  wrinkle

  2. 2 :  1rustle 1



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