\ 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 bites also included crunchy little nuggets of arancini with a Bolognese center and a quartet of Dady’s signature deviled eggs, this time with saffron and smoked paprika. Mike Sutter,, "3 top San Antonio restaurants open new restaurants with style: Jardín, Ming’s and Southerleigh Haute South," 15 Oct. 2020 The spare rib is seasoned with a dry rub and dipped in a crunchy coating and deep-fried. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, "Why you shouldn't skip the chicken fried spare ribs at this new Phoenix barbecue spot," 15 Oct. 2020 The crunchy pork milanese ($27) hails from Anderson’s time cooking in Italy and gets lightened with arugula and lemon. Janelle Bitker,, "Michelin-starred Commonwealth chefs reunite for new outdoor-only S.F. restaurant," 13 Oct. 2020 Try its crunchy cookie crumble on mint ice chocolate chip ice cream! Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, Woman's Day, "Brooklyn Farmacy Cookie Crumble," 9 Oct. 2020 This cousin of Nebbiolo, the grape of Barbaresco and Barolo, is incredibly easy to love: a snappy, savory red marked by a crunchy red berry note. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "5 Intimidating Wines That Are Actually Easy to Love," 8 Oct. 2020 Eddie’s crunchy synth riff rocks as hard as anything from the band’s first decade., "Remembering Eddie Van Halen: His 20 greatest performances," 7 Oct. 2020 The crunchy snacks are now among the most popular street foods in Dakar. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "At Kabba’s Kitchen, Senegalese specials include some of Portland’s tastiest fried spring rolls," 11 Sep. 2020 Those who order from Taco Bell through UberEats will receive a free crunchy taco on orders $15 and up. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Here's where you can score free and cheap tacos for Taco Day," 4 Oct. 2020

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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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21 Oct 2020

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“Crunchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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 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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