crunchy

adjective
\ 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.

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Treat yourself to a box of sponge candy, an airy, crunchy treat made with caramelized sugar and covered in chocolate that’s a Western New York specialty. Amy Thomas, New York Times, "36 Hours in Buffalo," 28 June 2018 For hungry guests, there were bowls of risotto topped with crunchy speck and chestnut, and French fries with the phrase #iconoftheicons decorating their paper cups. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Bella! Diplo! Davika! Suho! Bulgari Goes Global for Bzero1’s Fantastic Roman Festa," 20 Feb. 2019 Selections include the spicy avocado roll; crunchy shrimp roll; and the lobster tobanjan, with jicama, mango, Fresno chiles and soy paper. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Happy birthday, America! 35 restaurants celebrating with Fourth of July food, drink deals," 29 June 2018 But the crunchy turkey meatball delivered particularly delectable texture, along with hearty flavor from ricotta and a burst of chili. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Giada De Laurentiis' new restaurant in Horseshoe Casino Baltimore serves up appealing flavors," 28 June 2018 Musty likes to add something spicy and something sweet (think hot honey, savory jam or pepper spread), as well as crunchy (pickles, apple or Asian pear slices). Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Guide to making the perfect grilled cheese sandwich," 12 Apr. 2018 Given the limited scientific data available in humans, the remnants of your crunchy crudité provide antioxidants called flavones. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Celery Juice "Benefits" Are Total B.S., According to Nutrition Science," 16 Jan. 2019 The big selling point is that, though extremely crunchy, Crown of Emara can be played in under an hour. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, "Eight great board games we played at PAX Unplugged," 8 Dec. 2018 Rodriguez says: Delicious, perfectly cooked burger with nice crunchy thick slices of bacon. cleveland.com, "Post and Beam, a Parma bar that feels like home and serves a great burger: Cleveland's Best Burger contest," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of crunchy

1913, in the meaning defined above

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crunchy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of crunchy

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

crunchy

adjective
\ 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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