crackle: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (krak'ul), [key]
— v., n. -led, -ling,
- to make slight, sudden, sharp noises, rapidly repeated.
- to form a network of fine cracks on the surface.
- (of ceramic glaze) to craze.
- to exhibit liveliness, vibrancy, anticipation, etc.: The play crackled with wit.
- to cause to crackle.
- to break with a crackling noise.
- to craze (ceramic glaze).
- the act of crackling.
- a crackling noise.
- a network of fine cracks, as in the glaze of some kinds of porcelain.
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