adjective Date: 1732 inclined to crackle ; crisp

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • crackly — [krak′lē] adj. crackling or tending to crackle …   English World dictionary

  • crackly — [[t]kræ̱k(ə)li[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is crackly, especially a recording or broadcast, has or makes a lot of short, harsh noises. ...the crackly sound of a wind up gramophone. ...a crackly phone line …   English dictionary

  • crackly — UK [ˈkræk(ə)lɪ] / US adjective Word forms crackly : adjective crackly comparative cracklier superlative crackliest making continuous short sounds like the sound of wood burning The radio was faint and crackly …   English dictionary

  • crackly — crack|ly [ krækli ] adjective making continuous short sounds like the sound of wood burning: The radio was faint and crackly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crackly — crack•ly [[t]ˈkræk li[/t]] adj. li•er, li•est crackling or tending to crackle: crackly wrapping paper[/ex] • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • crackly — crackle ► VERB ▪ make a rapid succession of slight cracking noises. ► NOUN 1) a crackling sound. 2) a pattern of minute surface cracks. DERIVATIVES crackly adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • crackly — /krak lee/, adj., cracklier, crackliest. apt to crackle. [1600 10; CRACKLE + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • crackly — adjective Liable to crackle …   Wiktionary

  • crackly — adj. crisp, brittle; tending to make crackling sounds …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crackly — crack·ly …   English syllables

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