Crackling Definition

krăklĭng
noun
The producing of a succession of slight, sharp popping sounds.
Webster's New World
The browned, crisp rind of roast pork.
Webster's New World
The crisp part remaining after hog fat or poultry fat has been rendered.
Webster's New World
The making of small, sharp cracks or reports, frequently repeated.
The bangs and cracklings of fireworks.
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verb

Present participle of crackle.

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Other Word Forms of Crackling

Noun

Singular:
crackling
Plural:
cracklings

Origin of Crackling

  • Sense 2, Dutch krakeling from obsolete Dutch kraeckelingh from Middle Dutch krākelinc from krāken to crack cracknel

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

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