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Meaning of CRACKLE

Pronunciation:  'krakul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface
  2. [n]  the sharp sound of snapping noises
  3. [adj]  having the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks, as in crackleware; "a crackle glaze"
  4. [v]  to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks; "The blazing sun crackled the desert sand"
  5. [v]  make crunching noises; "his shoes were crunching on the gravel"
  6. [v]  make a crackling sound; "My Rice Crispies crackled in the bowl"

CRACKLE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: crackle china, crackleware, crackling, crepitate, crepitation, crunch, fancy, scranch, scraunch
 See Also: alter, change, china, decrepitation, make noise, noise, noise, rattle, resound, vary



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crac"kle\ (kr[a^]k"k'l), v. i. [Dim. of crack.]
    To make slight cracks; to make small, sharp, sudden noises,
    rapidly or frequently repeated; to crepitate; as, burning
    thorns crackle.
          The unknown ice that crackles underneath them.
  2. \Crac"kle\, n.
    1. The noise of slight and frequent cracks or reports; a
             The crackle of fireworks.             --Carlyle.
    2. (Med.) A kind of crackling sound or r[^a]le, heard in some
       abnormal states of the lungs; as, dry crackle; moist
       crackle. --Quain.
    3. (Fine Arts) A condition produced in certain porcelain,
       fine earthenware, or glass, in which the glaze or enamel
       appears to be cracked in all directions, making a sort of
       reticulated surface; as, Chinese crackle; Bohemian
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