I. verb (crackled; crackling) Etymology: frequentative of 1crack Date: circa 1560 intransitive verb 1. a. to make small sharp sudden repeated noises <
the fire crackles on the hearth
b. to show animation ; sparkle <
the essays crackle with wit
2. craze 3 transitive verb to crush or crack with snapping noises • cracklingly adverb II. noun Date: 1833 1. a. the noise of repeated small cracks or reports b. sparkle, effervescence 2. a network of fine cracks on an otherwise smooth surface

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