crumbly

adjective
crum·bly | \ˈkrəm-b(ə-)lē \
crumblier; crumbliest

Definition of crumbly 

: easily crumbled : friable crumbly soil

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Other Words from crumbly

crumbliness noun

Synonyms for crumbly

Synonyms

brittle, crisp, crispy, flaky (also flakey), friable, short

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An icebox cake with soft and crumbly cookie layers. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 27 June 2018 An icebox cake with soft and crumbly cookie layers. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 27 June 2018 An icebox cake with soft and crumbly cookie layers. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 27 June 2018 An icebox cake with soft and crumbly cookie layers. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 27 June 2018 The salty, crunchy batter is a nice contrast to the sweet onions, a coarse, crumbly texture in your mouth with an earthy note that tasted like cumin. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s top 4 burger spots — ranked by Seattle Times critics," 10 July 2018 An icebox cake with soft and crumbly cookie layers. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 27 June 2018 An icebox cake with soft and crumbly cookie layers. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 27 June 2018 An icebox cake with soft and crumbly cookie layers. Susan Selasky, ajc, "5 recipes to cool things down on hot days," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of crumbly

1523, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crumbly was in 1523

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crumbly

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of crumbly

: easily broken into small pieces

crumbly

adjective
crum·bly | \ˈkrəm-blē \
crumblier; crumbliest

Kids Definition of crumbly

: easily broken into small pieces

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