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crackle

[ krak-uhl ]
/ ˈkræk əl /
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verb (used without object), crack·led, crack·ling.
verb (used with object), crack·led, crack·ling.
noun
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Origin of crackle

First recorded in 1490–1500; crack + -le
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How to use crackle in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for crackle

crackle
/ (ˈkrækəl) /

verb
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
noun
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
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