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Noun: crackle  kra-kul
  1. The sharp sound of snapping noises
    - crackling, crepitation
  2. Glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface
    - crackleware, crackle china
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"
Adjective: crackle  kra-kul
  1. Having the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks, as in crackleware
    "a crackle glaze"

Derived forms: crackles, crackling, crackled

See also: fancy

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

Encyclopedia: Crackle