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Meaning of CRINKLE

Pronunciation:  'kringkul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
  2. [v]  become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
  3. [v]  make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface; "The dress got wrinkled"

CRINKLE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: crease, crease, crease, crisp, crumple, furrow, line, ruckle, rumple, scrunch, scrunch up, seam, wrinkle, wrinkle, wrinkle
 See Also: cockle, crow's feet, crow's foot, crumple, cutis, depression, dermatoglyphic, fold, fold, fold up, fold up, heart line, impression, imprint, knit, laugh line, life line, lifeline, line of destiny, line of fate, line of heart, line of life, line of Saturn, love line, mensal line, pucker, ruck, ruck up, rumple, skin, tegument, turn up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Crin"kle\ (kr[i^][ng]"k'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Crinkled} (-k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crinkling} (-kl[i^]ng).]
    [A dim., fr. the root of cringe; akin to D. krinkelen to wind
    or twist. Cf. {Cringle}, {Cringe}.]
    To form with short turns, bends, or wrinkles; to mold into
    inequalities or sinuosities; to cause to wrinkle or curl.
          The house?s crinkled to and fro.         --Chaucer.
          Her face all bowsy, Comely crinkled, Wondrously
          wrinkled.                                --Skelton.
          The flames through all the casements pushing forth,
          Like red-not devils crinkled into snakes. --Mrs.
  2. \Crin"kle\, v. i.
    To turn or wind; to run in and out in many short bends or
    turns; to curl; to run in waves; to wrinkle; also, to rustle,
    as stiff cloth when moved.
          The green wheat crinkles like a lake.    --L. T.
          And all the rooms Were full of crinkling silks. --Mrs.
  3. \Crin"kle\, n.
    A winding or turn; wrinkle; sinuosity.
          The crinkles in this glass, making objects appear
          double.                                  --A. Tucker.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ambages, anfractuosity, bristle, circuitousness, circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution, circumvolution, cocker, cockle, contort, convolution, corkscrew, corrugate, corrugation, crankle, crease, crimp, crimple, crinkling, crumple, flexuosity, flexuousness, fold, furrow, intorsion, intort, involution, knit, knot, meander, meandering, plica, pucker, purse, ridge, rimple, ripple, rivel, rivulation, ruck, ruckle, ruffle, rumple, rustle, scallop, screw, scrunch, serpentine, set on edge, shirr, sinuation, sinuosity, sinuousness, slink, slinkiness, snake, snakiness, swirl, swish, torsion, tortility, tortuosity, tortuousness, turn, turning, twine, twirl, twist, twist and turn, twisting, undulation, wave, waving, whirl, whish, whorl, wimple, wind, winding, worm, wring, wrinkle