\ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web For some reason, there are peas and corn, too, but also beans and guacamole (thank God), and the chips are nicely crunchy. Shauna Lyon, The New Yorker, "Jajaja Plantas Mexicana’s Millennial-Tinged Vegan Trickery," 7 Sep. 2019 Mingo’s Louisiana Kitchen Cory Mingo’s hot chicken po’ boy turns standard-issue crunchy fried tenders into something unusually compelling, blasted with a fiery house spice mix and plied with cool, creamy slaw. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Forget Popeyes and Chick-fil-A. These 13 chicken sandwiches in metro Phoenix are better," 28 Aug. 2019 Brock said the crickets were crunchy like chips, with kind of a spicy flavor. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "Crikey! They were eating crickets at the State Fair!," 23 Aug. 2019 This pickle is sweet and crunchy, and ready to eat as soon as it is chilled. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Quick pickling gives fresh veggies and fruit a tangy crunch in a day or less," 16 July 2019 Finally rolling out nationwide after successful testing in the brand’s west coast restaurants, Crispy Tacos are crunchy tortillas filled with seasoned beef, shredded lettuce, flavorful taco sauce and cheddar cheese shreds. Hannah Chubb,, "Burger King Just Added $1 Crispy Tacos to Menus Nationwide," 9 July 2019 Add bread slices, in batches if necessary, and fry until golden and crunchy on both sides. Ann Maloney,, "Dig into the red, ripe Creole Tomato Fest this weekend," 5 June 2019 Some renditions start with crunchy peanut butter, others with raw or roasted peanuts. Jessica Battilana,, "Repertoire: Indonesian gado-gado a gateway salad," 30 Aug. 2019 Red-rimmed plates, red plastic baskets filled with crunchy-on-the-outside, pillowy-soft-on-the-inside Italian bread, and most importantly, the red sauce. Michael Klein,, "Where the Sixers' Ben Simmons likes to roll in his neighborhood," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of crunchy

1913, in the meaning defined above

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15 Nov 2019

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The first known use of crunchy was in 1913

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How to pronounce crunchy (audio)

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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