\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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Ensuring snacks are sufficiently crunchy can also help food makers succeed in an industry where competition is intensifying. Mike Cherney, WSJ, "Your Snack’s Crunch Is Cloud-Verified," 24 Nov. 2018 Just before serving, stir in the dukkah (so the nut-spice blend stays crunchy). Bonnie S. Benwick, charlotteobserver, "Tahini and chicken salad is the perfect pairing," 12 June 2018 If the sound is sharp, the apple will be crunchy and juicy on the inside. Atul M. Karnik, New York Times, "Tapping Apples," 22 Mar. 2018 Where the camera was a little too crunchy and blue, the new one is more willing to bring up shadow detail. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL review: the best camera gets a better phone," 15 Oct. 2018 It’s best eaten right away, when everything is crunchy and fresh, but it can be stored in the fridge for up to three days. Sarah Baird, Glamour, "Food on the Front Lines: Meet the People Fueling the Resistance," 7 Sep. 2018 The flattened fritters of salt cod seasoned with fresh hot chiles, known as stamp and go, were crunchy and golden. New York Times, "A Brooklyn Favorite for Jamaican Food Beats the Odds," 26 June 2018 Campbell Soup officials said the New Jersey resident was the driving force behind the popular dish, made with green beans and cream of mushroom soup and topped with crunchy fried onions. Seattle Times Staff & News Services, The Seattle Times, "This week’s passages," 26 Oct. 2018 With Chickpeas Apples make a great, crunchy addition to all different kinds of salads. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Pick the Best Apples Every Single Time," 12 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of crunchy

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crunchy was in 1913

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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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