Definition of crone
: a withered old woman
Examples of crone in a Sentence
The old crone lived alone.
a run-down house that was inhabited by a cantankerous crone who kept to herself
Recent Examples of crone from the Web
These women tapped into a long line of mythic female figures—the nymph, the witch, the fairy, the crone—who have used metamorphosis in order to outwit, and outpace, their more solid, and literal, male kin.
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CRONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crone for English Language Learners
: a cruel or ugly old woman
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