Definitions for: Crackle


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
--Dryden.


Crac"kle, n.
1. The noise of slight and frequent cracks or reports; a
crackling.

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
crackle.

Synonyms: crackle china, crackleware, crackling, crepitate, crepitation, crunch, fancy, scranch, scraunch

See Also: alter, change, china, decrepitation, make noise, noise, noise, rattle, resound, vary

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