\ ˈkrən-chē How to pronounce crunchy (audio) \
crunchier; crunchiest

Definition of crunchy

: making a crunching sound when chewed or pressed crunchy lettuce

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Other Words from crunchy

crunchily \ ˈkrən-​chə-​lē How to pronounce crunchily (audio) \ adverb
crunchiness \ ˈkrən-​chē-​nəs How to pronounce crunchiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of crunchy in a Sentence

These cookies are very crunchy.
Recent Examples on the Web The massive burrito is selling for only $2.99, or it can be ordered in a $5 box with two crunchy tacos and a drink, or the $7 box with a Beef Chalupa Extreme, Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos, Chips with cheese sauce and a drink. Mary Honkus,, "Taco Bell's Latest Insane Creation Is a Grilled Cheese Burrito," 25 Nov. 2019 This treatment comes from a lovely new book by Rakhee Yadav, who spices canned chickpeas with turmeric, cumin and ginger and saves some of the red onion to go on top as a crunchy garnish, along with cilantro or parsley. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, "When you’re short on time, a comforting bowl of ginger turmeric chickpeas is the answer," 24 Nov. 2019 Cranberry-Pecan Relish This relish from Portland chef David Sapp is a sweet, crunchy condiment punched up with a hit of bourbon. oregonlive, "16 Thanksgiving cranberry recipes that put sauce out of a can to shame," 23 Nov. 2019 Don’t bother fighting with the tails — that bit of crunchy chitin is a bonus. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Harold's Chicken Shack is a Chicago icon. Here's what to try at the first Arizona location," 20 Nov. 2019 After the chicken thighs and noodles go back in the pan, Sohla sends the skillet into the oven, for a gentle, even cook and a crunchy, spiky top. Jesse Sparks, Bon Appétit, "Long Noodles Are Great, But Have You Tried Fideos?," 18 Nov. 2019 Co-stars Only One Cannoli, Darth Baker and Groda (that's Grover wearing Yoda ears) teach Cookie some coping strategies to distract him from his urges to eat his crunchy cookie co-pilot. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "It's Cookie Monster's Birthday! Here are the most powerful lessons he's taught us," 2 Nov. 2019 This recipe yields perfectly crunchy oysters that are good enough to eat alone. CBS News, "The Dish: Chef Whitney Otawka of Greyfield Inn," 2 Nov. 2019 Short rib, bathed in a rich wine reduction, is slow-cooked to almost liquid tenderness and partnered with zucchini, cauliflower florets and very crunchy carrots on a bed of gnocchi. Rand Richards Cooper,, "Review: There’s a lot to like at La Figata in Granby... and a few disappointments," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of crunchy

1913, in the meaning defined above

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29 Nov 2019

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“Crunchy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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How to pronounce crunchy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of crunchy

: having a hard texture and making a loud sound when chewed or crushed : not soft or mushy


\ ˈkrən-chē How to pronounce crunchy (audio) \
crunchier; crunchiest

Kids Definition of crunchy

: being firm and making a sharp sound when chewed or crushed

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