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crinkle

[ kring-kuhl ]

verb (used with or without object)

, crin·kled, crin·kling.
  1. to wrinkle; crimple; ripple.
  2. to make slight, sharp sounds; rustle.
  3. to turn or wind in many little bends and twists.


noun

  1. a wrinkle or ripple.
  2. a crinkling sound.
  3. a turn or twist.

crinkle

/ ˈkrɪŋkəl /

verb

  1. to form or cause to form wrinkles, twists, or folds
  2. to make or cause to make a rustling noise


noun

  1. a wrinkle, twist, or fold
  2. a rustling noise

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Word History and Origins

Origin of crinkle1

1350–1400; Middle English crinklen; akin to Old English crincan to bend, yield, Dutch krinkelen to crinkle; cringle, cringe, crank 1, -le

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Word History and Origins

Origin of crinkle1

Old English crincan to bend, give way; related to Middle Dutch krinkelen to crinkle, Middle High German krank weak, ill, krenken to weaken

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Example Sentences

The crinkle fry vodka, which “honors the rich tradition of salted potato shapes,” is infused with salt and sugar, a common combo in the world of fast food fries.

From Eater

Both Sohn and Jang also manipulate simple sheets of paper, defining modest sculptural forms with cuts, folds and crinkles.

The fascinating history behind why students today are still eating square pizzas, crinkle fries, and cartons of milk.

From Vox

Ginger cookies are a holiday staple in my family, and these crinkle cookies remix the traditional version.

Probably the prettiest box I got was from Lesley Suter, which was filled with crinkle paper and maple sandwich cookies perfectly bound together.

From Eater

After a decade of research on two continents, BK is rolling out new crinkle-cut fries.

It was a mix of crinkle-fabric slim skirts and swing jackets, paint-splatter prints, fur jackets and fur stoles.

I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts.

All at once the crinkle of a chill ran across the Chevalier's shoulders.

In handling the pasted guards care is needed not to stretch them, or they may cause the sheet to crinkle as they dry.

It made your heart crinkle up like a handful of tinsel to watch the tin-foil buds change into presents.

I was over there the other day, and I couldn't even hear the crinkle of one bigger than $10!

“He looks it,” remarked Miss Peggy, regarding the lanky, stooping figure with a crinkle of disdain in her saucy little nose.

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