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[krak-lee] /ˈkræk li/
adjective, cracklier, crackliest.
apt to crackle.
Origin of crackly
First recorded in 1600-10; crackle + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for crackly
Contemporary Examples
  • The best way to enjoy the crabs is to play up their crackly edible shell with a batter coating.

    What to Eat June 30, 2009
Historical Examples
  • "Oh, don't get crackly just because you're a Buffalo bill," says the fiver.

    The Trimmed Lamp

    O. Henry
  • "I had forty buffaloes," he cried in a shrill, crackly voice.

    The Argus Pheasant John Charles Beecham
  • He had spent hours gloating over the yellow metal and crackly paper which meant a competence for the rest of his years.

    Parrot & Co.

    Harold MacGrath
  • The dusty mornings were dry and crackly, the sullen summer air clung within the house at night.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • She calmly opened the crackly sheet of legal looking paper in her lap.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp Annie Roe Carr
  • We stuffed three Yule logs with crackly cones and colored fires.

    Fairy Prince and Other Stories Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • The leaves, after their blaze and riot of colour, turned crisp and crackly and brown.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White
  • Have you ever seen one—a crisp, crackly bit of paper, with some printing on it, that could be burnt up any minute?

    The Children's Book of London Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • Nowhere had the autumn been fuller of color, but a hiss and a snarl had buried it all beneath the crackly white of winter.

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