- to make slight, sudden, sharp noises, rapidly repeated.
- to form a network of fine cracks on the surface.
- (of ceramic glaze) to craze.
- to exhibit liveliness, vibrancy, anticipation, etc.: The play crackled with wit.
- to cause to crackle.
- to break with a crackling noise.
- to craze (ceramic glaze).
- the act of crackling.
- a crackling noise.
- a network of fine cracks, as in the glaze of some kinds of porcelain.
Origin of crackle
Examples from the Web for crackle
Contemporary Examples of crackle
Instead we heard the crackle of automatic gunfire and we could see gray smoke rising from the eastern side of the town.In the Battle for Kobani, ISIS Falls Back. But for How Long?
October 20, 2014
In terms of charisma, the guy has all the snap, crackle, and pop of pudding.The Governors Who Could Beat Christie
November 8, 2013
Then one hears the crackle of gunfire in the air, the Somali soldiers begin yelling at Carstens about his camera.In ‘The Project,’ the Stormy Battle to Take On Somali Pirates
April 22, 2013
That said, the veep lacked a certain snap, crackle, and pop.Joe Biden’s Happy Warrior Speech
September 7, 2012
And on YouTube, Crackle and Facebook the first episode has garnered more than 90,000 page views.Jerry Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians in Cars’ Web Series Ruffles U.K. Feathers With Similarity to British ‘Carpool’
August 2, 2012
Historical Examples of crackle
A ripping crash like the crackle of lightning in the vaulted room!Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
"Just look, it's like cardboard," continued she, making one crackle between her fingers.L'Assommoir
A volley of screams and oaths from the plain answered the crackle of the Browning.The Solar Magnet
Sterner St. Paul Meek
The band had stopped, and there was the distant hum of voices and the crackle of plates.The Christian
Then they recommenced and the crackle of branches was louder than ever.The Rise of Roscoe Paine
Joseph C. Lincoln
- to make or cause to make a series of slight sharp noises, as of paper being crushed or of a wood fire burning
- (tr) to decorate (porcelain or pottery) by causing a fine network of cracks to appear in the glaze
- (intr) to abound in vivacity or energy
- the act or sound of crackling
- intentional crazing in the glaze of a piece of porcelain or pottery
- Also called: crackleware porcelain or pottery so decorated
Word Origin and History for crackle
mid-15c., crackelen, frequentative of cracken "to crack" (see crack (v.)). Related: Crackled; crackling. The noun is recorded from 1833.