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Noun: crackling  kra-k(u)ling
  1. The residue that remains after animal fat has been rendered
    - greaves
  2. The sharp sound of snapping noises
    - crackle, crepitation
Verb: crackle  kra-kul
  1. A series of short fairly quiet cracking sounds
    "the fire crackled"; "My Rice Krispies crackled in the bowl";
    - crepitate
  2. Make a crushing noise
    "his shoes were crackling on the gravel";
    - crunch, scranch [dialect], scraunch [dialect], scrunch
  3. To become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks
    "The blazing sun crackled the desert sand"

Derived forms: cracklings

Type of: alter, change, make noise, noise, rattle, residue, resound, vary

Encyclopedia: Crackling