\ˈkrən-chē \
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 \ adverb
crunchiness \ˈkrən-chē-nəs \ noun

Examples of crunchy in a Sentence

These cookies are very crunchy.

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Serve easy-to-handle bites like watermelon and feta skewers, open-face tartines with brie and crunchy apples, and grab-and-go snacks such as chips and dried fruit on melamine plates that look sophisticated but can also withstand poolside fun. ELLE Decor, "Now *This* Is How You Throw a Grown-Up Pool Party," 6 July 2018 The toppings are a little overdone, and the buttery potato roll was a bit tough and crunchy. Zoe Sayler, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s veggie burgers: Eating your vegetables never tasted this good," 3 July 2018 Fill soft or crunchy corn tortillas with chicken, beef or pork ($2.66), fish or shrimp ($3.75) or beef tongue ($4.75). Lauren Delgado,, "Downtown Orlando makes it easy to enjoy tacos every day," 28 June 2018 And, since a lot of people have an even more passionate affair with Frisch's Coke with a shot of vanilla or cherry, the exact recipe is paramount, including the soft but crunchy ice, which no one has yet been heretical enough to change. Polly Campbell,, "Polly Campbell: Coke back at Frisch's. Here's what it means," 18 June 2018 While the escarole is grilling, brush both sides of the bread with the olive oil, season with salt, and grill over direct heat, turning occasionally, until charred and crunchy but still soft in the middle, about 6 minutes. Louisa Chu,, "Change Memorial Day grilling lineup with charred greens, savory kebabs," 21 May 2018 Pickled carrots are tart but crunchy with their herbal rawness still intact. Todd A. Price,, "Echo's Pizza in Mid-City delivers delicious simplicity: First look review," 24 Apr. 2018 The firm stalks were cloaked in sheaths of pleasantly salty and crunchy batter, nicely counterbalanced by small plops of slightly sweet jumbo crab meat. Malcolm Mayhew, star-telegram, "Perry's Steakhouse goes to the head of the old-school class | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 8 Mar. 2018 The green phoenix roll was a poetic beauty of delightfully crunchy tempura shrimp, wrapped in soy paper with salmon and avocado. Tim Smith,, "Miku Sushi and Steakhouse a pleasant haven in Cockeysville," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of crunchy

1913, in the meaning defined above

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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 \
crunchier; crunchiest

Kids Definition of crunchy

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

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