noun, plural cran·nies.
Origin of cranny
Examples from the Web for cranny
Rawashda is holding his laptop as he points out every nook and cranny of his studio apartment.
Unlike the three-walled sets of Hollywood soundstages, this is made for every nook and cranny to be filmed.
Those scenes that are just in every nook and cranny at the Grand Ole Opry, that to me is the beauty of the show.Emmys 2013: Connie Britton Picks Her Favorite ‘Nashville’ Moments|Connie Britton|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mousack is piped into every nook and cranny of the damn ship: the elevators, the restaurants, the hallways.
She knew every nook and cranny of the islands, points and bays.Green Eyes|Roy J. Snell
They thrust themselves, ransacking, into every nook and cranny that a rat would not go through, scarcely.Bits of Blarney|R. Shelton Mackenzie
They searched every nook and cranny, and meanwhile Totantora got away.Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence|Alice B. Emerson
Low bookshelves were in every nook and cranny, filled with books, the shelves actually sagging with them.Molly Brown of Kentucky|Nell Speed
Pursued by a snake, the monkey has taken refuge in a cranny beneath a projecting rock.From Pole to Pole|Sven Anders Hedin
British Dictionary definitions for cranny
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for cranny
Word Origin and History for cranny
mid-15c., possibly from a diminutive of Middle French cran "notch, fissure" (14c.), from crener "to notch, split," from Medieval Latin crenare, possibly from Latin cernere "to separate, sift" (see crisis). But OED casts doubt on this derivation.
Idioms and Phrases with cranny
see nook and cranny.