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Meaning of crisp

crisp

Pronunciation: (krisp), [key]
— adj., v., n. -er, -est,
—adj.
  1. (esp. of food) hard but easily breakable; brittle: crisp toast.
  2. (esp. of food) firm and fresh; not soft or wilted: a crisp leaf of lettuce.
  3. brisk; sharp; clear; decided: a crisp reply.
  4. lively; pithy; sparkling: crisp repartee.
  5. clean-cut, neat, and well-pressed; well-groomed.
  6. bracing; invigorating: crisp air.
  7. crinkled, wrinkled, or rippled, as skin or water.
  8. in small, stiff, or firm curls; curly.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to make or become crisp.
  2. to curl.
—n.
  1. See
  2. a dessert of fruit, as apples or apricots, baked with a crunchy mixture, usually of bread crumbs, chopped nutmeats, butter, and brown sugar.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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