\ ˈkrən-chē How to pronounce crunchy (audio) \
crunchier; crunchiest

Definition of crunchy

: making a crunching sound when chewed or pressed crunchy lettuce

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 Fry until the farro turns a deeper golden brown and is crunchy, 6 to 7 minutes. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, 29 May 2022 The taste is crunchy, fresh, savory and utterly delicious. Terry Ward, CNN, 11 May 2022 Its a solid piece of high-quality chocolate with crunchy caramel bits throughout. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 13 Oct. 2021 His delicately crunchy rainbow of macarons in 18 flavors ($2.90 each) are made fresh daily in his Moonachie, N.J., kitchen. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 23 May 2022 The different shapes allow this predator to hold, break then crush and grind the shells and any crunchy outer bits of other prey upon which this species feeds. Melissa Cristina Márquez, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Australians love this deep-purple fruit full of crunchy black seeds suspended in a juicy yellow pulp. Odette Williams, WSJ, 7 Mar. 2022 Vibrant purple potatoes are sliced thin and fried crisp and served alongside crunchy rice chips and paper-thin sheets of crinkly nori. Lyndsay C. Green, Detroit Free Press, 10 Feb. 2022 There’s no crunchy, sticky residue–just more volume. ELLE, 21 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of crunchy

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Crunchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for crunchy


\ 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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