Crackle definition

krăkəl
To become covered with a network of fine cracks; craze.
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To crush (paper, for example) with sharp snapping sounds.
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To make a succession of slight sharp snapping noises.

A fire crackling in the wood stove.

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To show liveliness, energy, or intensity.

A book that crackles with humor.

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To cause (china, for example) to become covered with a network of fine cracks.
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The act or sound of crackling.
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To make a succession of slight, sharp, popping sounds, as of dry wood burning.
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To be bursting with energy and vivacity.
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To develop a finely cracked surface.
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To crush or break with cracking sounds.
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To produce a finely cracked surface on.
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A succession of cracking sounds.
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Vivacity; animation.
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A network of fine cracks on the surface of glazed pottery, china, or glassware.
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Crackleware.
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The fine, irregular surface cracks on some pottery, porcelain, etc.
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A fizzing, popping sound.
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(pottery) A style of glaze giving the impression of many small cracks.
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(physics) The fifth derivative of the position vector with respect to time (after velocity, acceleration, jerk, and jounce), i.e. the rate of change of jounce.
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(intransitive) To make a fizzing, popping sound.

A crackling fire.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
crackle
Plural:
crackles

Origin of crackle

  • Frequentative of crack

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • crack +‎ -le (“early modern English frequentative suffix”)

    From Wiktionary