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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These rich brownies are topped with crunchy pecans with a hint of bourbon. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Derby Pie Brownies," 29 Apr. 2019 My arms slam ski poles into crunchy snow to help my balance. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Why You Should Ski Uphill This Spring," 29 Apr. 2019 The recipe comes from pastry chef Alex Levin, who loves to pipe the cream in layers that alternate with rice pudding, crunchy bits and various fruits. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Seattle Times, "For a different Thanksgiving dessert, swap pie for parfaits," 13 Nov. 2018 Fans loved her fiery oxtail curry, eclectic drinks menu and what would become her signature dish: the crunchy fried kale and candied bacon dressed in fish sauce. Michael Russell, OregonLive.com, "Two years after closing, one of Portland's most exciting restaurants will return," 11 May 2018 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

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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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