\ 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 crunchy (audio) \ adverb
crunchiness \ ˈkrən-​chē-​nəs How to pronounce crunchy (audio) \ noun

Examples of crunchy in a Sentence

These cookies are very crunchy.
Recent Examples on the Web The noodles cling together in a soft mass; mixing them with pieces of the tough crust grants each bite a pleasing mix of creamy and crunchy textures. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, "An ode to Minnie Bell's gooey mac and cheese, the best in the Bay Area," 9 Mar. 2021 Very crunchy and dense, nice and garlicky, too hard for salad. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "Trader Joe’s Fried Ravioli Is All I Want From Frozen Food," 26 Feb. 2021 Perhaps best of all, crunchy, crispy celery tastes delicious both on its own and when incorporated into healthy recipes. Melissa Nott,, "Health benefits of celery," 2 Mar. 2021 At his restaurant Chai Pani, Irani makes a crispy masala fish roll that has a crunchy, golden exterior without any breadcrumbs, panko, or cornstarch—there’s only ginger-garlic paste, plus some spices, oil, and lime juice. Sonia Chopra, Bon Appétit, "Ginger-Garlic Paste Is the Ultimate Base-Marinade-Batter-Rub," 1 Mar. 2021 The age-old debate over which peanut butter is better -- creamy or crunchy -- rages on. cleveland, "March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day; Ranking best creamy PBs from 77 jars we sampled," 1 Mar. 2021 The classic contender for slaw, crunchy, hearty celery root is balanced with pops of tartness and spice from pomegranate seeds and sliced scallions. Los Angeles Times, "Crunchy, cold vegetable salads better without lettuce," 28 Feb. 2021 Some were terrific — nice and crunchy, lightly salty — but too fussy to ever make again. Sheryl Julian,, "Your own toasted pita chips are identical to the ones you can buy," 16 Feb. 2021 Richard Foreman fans will recognize some of the actors, as well as the crunchy texture of the word salad. Helen Shaw, Vulture, "It’s Weird-Theater-Festival Season, in a Year When Everything’s Avant-Garde Anyway," 14 Jan. 2021

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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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20 Mar 2021

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“Crunchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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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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