Crackling meaning

krăklĭng
The producing of a succession of slight, sharp popping sounds.
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The production of a succession of slight sharp snapping noises.
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The crisp bits that remain after rendering fat from meat or frying or roasting the skin, especially of a pig or a goose.
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(cooking) Fat that, after roasting a joint, hardens and crispens.
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The making of small, sharp cracks or reports, frequently repeated.

The bangs and cracklings of fireworks.

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Present participle of crackle.
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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