Definitions for: Crinkle


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
Browning.


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.
Trowbridge.

And all the rooms Were full of crinkling silks. --Mrs.
Browning.


Crin"kle, n.
A winding or turn; wrinkle; sinuosity.

The crinkles in this glass, making objects appear
double. --A. Tucker.

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

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