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 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 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

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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 28 Feb. 2020.

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crumbly

adjective
How to pronounce crumbly (audio)

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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