Crinkle Crin"kle, v. i. To turn or wind; to run in and out in many short bends or turns; to curl; to run in waves; to wrinkle; also, to rustle, as stiff cloth when moved. [1913 Webster]

The green wheat crinkles like a lake. --L. T. Trowbridge. [1913 Webster]

And all the rooms Were full of crinkling silks. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • crinkle — [kriŋ′kəl] vi., vt. crinkled, crinkling [ME crenklen, freq. < OE crincan, var. of cringan: see CRINGE] 1. to be or cause to be full of wrinkles, twists, or ripples 2. to rustle or crackle, as paper when crushed n. 1. a wrinkle, twist, or… …   English World dictionary

  • crinkle — I = crinkle up crinkle UK [ˈkrɪŋk(ə)l] / US or crinkle up UK / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms crinkle : present tense I/you/we/they crinkle he/she/it crinkles present participle crinkling past tense crinkled past participle crinkled …   English dictionary

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