Origin of crackling
verb (used without object), crack·led, crack·ling.
verb (used with object), crack·led, crack·ling.
Origin of crackle
Examples from the Web for crackling
Contemporary Examples of 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
August 9, 2014
They danced to music pounding from the crackling speakers, sipped beers and then parted.Liberia’s Child Prostitutes
May 19, 2014
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?
January 9, 2014
The subsidiary fair, Volta, was crackling; there, I ran into Katelijne de Backer of the Armory.Live From Art Basel
June 17, 2010
Historical Examples of crackling
And over all was a constant hum, a crackling, a whining of spinning parts.Slaves of Mercury
His voice was almost a scream, shrill and crackling with excitement.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
The linen was crackling between his fingers, and splinters of ice were breaking off.His Masterpiece
"'As the crackling of thorns under a pot,'" he quoted soberly.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
The badger kept on, until he heard the crackling of the burning twigs.
mid-15c., crackelen, frequentative of cracken "to crack" (see crack (v.)). Related: Crackled; crackling. The noun is recorded from 1833.