To make a crackling or popping sound; crackle.
To make slight, sharp, repeated crackling sounds; crackle.
Origin of crepitate
- Latin crepitāre crepitāt- to crackle frequentative of crepāre to creak
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin crepitare (“to creak, rattle, clatter, crackle”), frequentive of crepare (“to creak, rattle, etc., burst or break with a noise, crash”).