Variant of crinkle
- to be or cause to be full of wrinkles, twists, or ripples
- to rustle or crackle, as paper when crushed
Origin: ME crenklen, freq. < OE crincan, var. of cringan: see cringe
- a wrinkle, twist, or ripple
- a rustling or crackling sound
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