verb (used without object), crack·led, crack·ling.
verb (used with object), crack·led, crack·ling.
Examples from the Web for 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?|Jamie Dettmer|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In terms of charisma, the guy has all the snap, crackle, and pop of pudding.
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|Eli Lake|April 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
That said, the veep lacked a certain snap, crackle, and pop.
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’|Soraya Roberts|August 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was some time before she folded the letter with a crackle and looked up.Moor Fires|E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
They heard a loud noise without, a shout rising above the crackle and roar of the flames.The Knights of the White Shield|Edward A. Rand
The crackle and roar sounded like the oceanor the way Joan imagined the ocean would sound.Joan of the Journal|Helen Diehl Olds
The crackle and roar of the fire seemed to be going on in my skull.The Blue Wall|Richard Washburn Child
Breaking through the bushes, and causing the branches to bend and crackle, came a large animal.The Young Yagers|Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for crackle
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.