apt to crumble; friable.
- crum·bli·ness, noun
- un·crum·bly, adjective
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How to use crumbly in a sentence
Prag explains that quinoa flour bakes similarly to oat flour, creating a denser, more crumbly texture.
Tasters found it “crumbly,” “dusty,” “sandy” and “almost like shortbread.”Who makes the best chocolate chip cookie? We tasted 14 top brands and ranked them. | Matt Brooks | December 4, 2020 | Washington Post
Then, you dump the flour in and use a fork or your fingers, mixing until you get crumbly dough that comes together when you press it with your fingers.A one-bowl sheet-pan cookie so easy a child taught me how to make it | Ann Maloney | December 3, 2020 | Washington Post
We threw in a spoiler crumbly cookie into all of the shipping methods, to see how much of a risk it is.
Add more cream or stock, 1 tablespoon at a time, if it is dry or crumbly.This sheet-pan cornbread dressing has even more of the crispy, crunchy bits we love | Ann Maloney | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Add the butter and mix it on low speed until the mixture is crumbly.The Barefoot Contessa Knows How To Make Us Crumble | Ina Garten | November 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
However, the crumbly texture helps make it a sinfully delicious topping for yogurt.
Granted, without eggs to help bind it together, it's a bit more crumbly than your average cake.
Add the meat and cook, breaking it up with a fork, until it has lost its pink color and is evenly crumbly.
Its tip was not metal, but chipped stone—crumbly, like the arrow-heads.Pharaoh's Broker | Ellsworth Douglass
I found it porous and crumbly, and no heavier than so much chalk.Pharaoh's Broker | Ellsworth Douglass
This extract rapidly gets hard, crumbly, and mouldy by keeping.
They bought a piece of it, a crumbly piece, with five shillings before they went away.Married Life | May Edginton
"Down this side, I think," he said, and they swung the lantern over the Grande Grève slope below the bit of crumbly pathway.A Maid of the Silver Sea | John Oxenham
British Dictionary definitions for crumbly
easily crumbled or crumbling
British slang an older person
- crumbliness, noun
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