[ krak-lee ]

adjective,crack·li·er, crack·li·est.
  1. apt to crackle.

Origin of crackly

First recorded in 1600–10; crackle + -y1

Words Nearby crackly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use crackly in a sentence

  • Chef Alfredo Solis knows this sensation well, which is why he worked with La Flor de Puebla Bakery to create a bread that has a crackly exterior and a fine, streamlined crumb.

  • Her recipe is stuffed with a heap of grated zucchini, the top is generously dusted with sugar, and she leaves the loaf exposed for a day after baking to make it extra crackly.

  • Along the way, you’ll get to enjoy all the crispy bits and crackly crusts that a broiler provides.

    Don’t Fear the Broiler | Elazar Sontag | February 11, 2021 | Eater
  • The best way to enjoy the crabs is to play up their crackly edible shell with a batter coating.

    What to Eat | | June 30, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Have you ever seen one—a crisp, crackly bit of paper, with some printing on it, that could be burnt up any minute?

    The Children's Book of London | Geraldine Edith Mitton
  • Nowhere had the autumn been fuller of color, but a hiss and a snarl had buried it all beneath the crackly white of winter.

  • She calmly opened the crackly sheet of legal looking paper in her lap.

    Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp | Annie Roe Carr
  • We stuffed three Yule logs with crackly cones and colored fires.

    Fairy Prince and Other Stories | Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • The leaves, after their blaze and riot of colour, turned crisp and crackly and brown.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde | Stewart Edward White