Definition for crackling (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), crack·led, crack·ling.
verb (used with object), crack·led, crack·ling.
Examples from the Web for crackling
He has a lean, crackling energy about him, a sense of dramatic flourish, a resonant voice that is not unaware of its own music.Nigeria’s Larger-Than-Life Nobel Laureate Chronicles a Fascinating Life|Chimamanda Adichie|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They danced to music pounding from the crackling speakers, sipped beers and then parted.
Zosia Mamet is spectacular in the second episode on premiere night, showing off some crackling comedic timing.The New Season of ‘Girls’ Is Just Good. Can We Handle That?|Kevin Fallon|January 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The subsidiary fair, Volta, was crackling; there, I ran into Katelijne de Backer of the Armory.
A soft breeze brought us the thrilling sounds of sharp firing, the crackling of machine-guns.Six Women and the Invasion|Gabrielle Yerta
They followed her into a library, in which a wood fire was crackling merrily in the chimney-place.On Your Mark!|Ralph Henry Barbour
Then we heard a crackling of whips and a rumbling of wheels.
In a few minutes the three hunters were before a crackling fire.The Mysterious Island|Jules Verne
"'The laughter of fools is as the crackling of thorns under a pot,'" was the somewhat severe answer.A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia|Amanda Minnie Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for crackling (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for crackling (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for crackling
mid-15c., crackelen, frequentative of cracken "to crack" (see crack (v.)). Related: Crackled; crackling. The noun is recorded from 1833.