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crinkly

[kring-klee]
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adjective, crin·kli·er, crin·kli·est.
  1. having crinkles.
  2. making a rustling noise.
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Origin of crinkly

First recorded in 1820–30; crinkle + -y1
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Related Words

curlysinuouswrinkled

Examples from the Web for crinkly

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Historical Examples

  • A lazy, crinkly kind of smile, like Christmas lights going on one by one.

    Slingshot

    Irving W. Lande

  • It was full of red Brussels carpets and walnut furniture of crinkly design.

    Still Jim

    Honor Willsie Morrow

  • Mrs. Daggett had long since folded her crinkly hands in quiet death.

    Free Air

    Sinclair Lewis

  • You shall have a beautiful, crinkly black wig, and a beard to match!

    About Peggy Saville

    Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey

  • His hair was not crinkly like the average negro, and his nose resembled an Indian's.


British Dictionary definitions for crinkly

crinkly

adjective
  1. wrinkled; crinkled
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noun plural -lies
  1. slang an old person
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