\ 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 Post teamed up with Hostess to turn some of their most popular pastries into crunchy confections: Hostess Twinkies Cereal, Hostess Donettes Cereal and Hostess Honey Buns Cereal. Mary Honkus,, "You Can Now Buy Hershey's Kisses in Cereal Form," 10 Dec. 2019 Hot Cheeto Pie’s good, too, because those crunchy little warclubs hold up better than Fritos against the onslaught of steaming chili and piles of cheese ($4.49). Mike Sutter,, "52 Weeks of Burgers: The Shack," 6 Dec. 2019 The sweet and briny scallops perfectly play off the spicy sauce and the crunchy, salty chicharrones. Eric Velasco, al, "Downtown restaurant and rum bar transports guests to Old Havana," 5 Dec. 2019 While potato production may have declined, our appetite for salty, crunchy fries has not. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Poor Potato Crops Could Lead to a North American French Fry Shortage," 4 Dec. 2019 These crunchy treats, which come with a soft, flavored filling, can get cats pouncing out of hiding spots quicker than anything else. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "20 gifts for those who love cats more than people," 11 Nov. 2019 Apples add sweetness to this bright crunchy salad, making it the perfect partner to a thin pork cutlet. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Crispy Pork Milanese with Apple-Ginger Salad," 21 Oct. 2019 The massive burrito is selling for only $2.99, or it can be ordered in a $5 box with two crunchy tacos and a drink, or the $7 box with a Beef Chalupa Extreme, Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos, Chips with cheese sauce and a drink. Mary Honkus,, "Taco Bell's Latest Insane Creation Is a Grilled Cheese Burrito," 25 Nov. 2019 This treatment comes from a lovely new book by Rakhee Yadav, who spices canned chickpeas with turmeric, cumin and ginger and saves some of the red onion to go on top as a crunchy garnish, along with cilantro or parsley. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, "When you’re short on time, a comforting bowl of ginger turmeric chickpeas is the answer," 24 Nov. 2019

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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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13 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Crunchy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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