crumbly

adjective
crum·​bly | \ ˈkrəm-b(ə-)lē How to pronounce crumbly (audio) \
crumblier; crumbliest

Definition of crumbly

: easily crumbled : friable crumbly soil

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Other Words from crumbly

crumbliness noun

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Examples of crumbly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, a higher proportion of goat milk makes for a more crumbly cheese. Washington Post, "How to understand and use feta, star of TikTok’s viral pasta recipe," 2 Mar. 2021 Increasing the tofu ratio diluted the meaty flavor and made for crumbly results, whereas getting the balance right produced a light, moist texture. Andrea Nguyen, WSJ, "Don’t Want to Go (Entirely) Meatless? Try These Recipes," 30 Dec. 2020 Trying to compress the crumbly dough by hand is self-punishment. Popular Science, "Making homemade ramen noodles is surprisingly challenging and totally worth it," 11 Sep. 2020 Return pan to oven and bake until the chocolate has puffed up a bit and does not jiggle, and the crumbly top is light golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, "More must-bake cookies, from Twin Cities author Sarah Kieffer," 19 Aug. 2020 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

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First Known Use of crumbly

1523, in the meaning defined above

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“Crumbly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crumbly. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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crumbly

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of crumbly

: easily broken into small pieces

crumbly

adjective
crum·​bly | \ ˈkrəm-blē How to pronounce crumbly (audio) \
crumblier; crumbliest

Kids Definition of crumbly

: easily broken into small pieces

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