\ 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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Funky pickled beets and crunchy almonds make this salad an enticing, creative meal. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "When you can’t be bothered to cook, these 7 recipes will save the day," 5 Aug. 2019 This is a summery salad with fresh blueberries, cool burrata and crunchy almonds that makes a perfect starter or a weeknight meal with just a few minutes' preparation. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This salad has so much going for it: Luscious berries, sexy cheese," 24 July 2019 This twist on a tart summer favorite – key lime pie – not only gets frosty in the freezer, but uses Grape-Nuts for an extra crunchy crust. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Frozen Lime Crunch Pie," 18 July 2019 The cherry and chocolate combine the right amount of sweet and tart flavors, and the texture—not too crunchy, not too chewy—makes this dried fruit and nut concoction seem like an all-natural candy bar. Megan Mccarthy, USA TODAY, "These snacks are on sale for Prime Day—and you'll want them all," 16 July 2019 Spritz a medium-hold hairspray on the hair and with your fingers, work it into your curls to help elongate the life of your hairstyle without looking crunchy or too done. Pia Velasco, Good Housekeeping, "How to Curl Your Hair Using Just a Flat Iron," 10 July 2019 Even during a handful of incongruous scenes when this low-key indie drama switches gear into frenetic farce, complete with police chases and double-crossing subplots, the film retains this pleasingly crunchy kernel of truth. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'End of Sentence': Film Review | Edinburgh 2019," 30 June 2019 The result is a slightly crunchy, intriguingly bitter chile oil with hints of chocolate, tobacco and smoke. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Chester Gerl’s versatile, crunchy salsa macha is so much more than a chip dip," 2 Jan. 2019 Running chicken through the entire dredging process—which also sees cornstarch and egg yolks—twice and chilling it before frying yields the type of crunchy-crisp fried coating that chicken sandwich dreams are made of. Fox News, "How to make the best fried chicken sandwich ever," 20 Oct. 2015

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First Known Use of crunchy

1913, in the meaning defined above

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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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