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crackling

[ krak-ling or, for 2, 3, -luhn ]
/ ˈkræk lɪŋ or, for 2, 3, -lən /
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noun

the making of slight cracking sounds rapidly repeated.
the crisp browned skin or rind of roast pork.
Usually cracklings. Southern U.S. the crisp residue left when fat, especially hog or chicken fat, is rendered.

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Origin of crackling

First recorded in 1540–50; crackle + -ing1
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crackling
/ (ˈkræklɪŋ) /

noun

the crisp browned skin of roast pork
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