verb (used with or without object), crin·kled, crin·kling.
- crinkle leaf,
Origin of crinkle
Examples from the Web for crinkle
Peter could divine by the crinkle of his nerves the very loci of the girl as she passed down the thoroughfare.Birthright|T.S. Stribling
In one breed the wool is apt to wither and crinkle like hay on a sun-beaten hillside.Steep Trails|John Muir
Does this fidelity so clothe your body that it will not burn and crisp and crinkle in the anguish as of your hell?The Story of Old Fort Loudon|Charles Egbert Craddock
We crease the petals with them, and crinkle and vein and curl the outer edges.The Long Day|Dorothy Richardson
According to the evening paper, The flesh on the body began to crinkle and blister.The Soul of John Brown|Stephen Graham
Word Origin for crinkle
late 14c., from frequentative of Old English crincan, variant of cringan "to bend, yield" (see cringe). Related: Crinkled; crinkling. As a noun from 1590s.