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crackle


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crackle  \Crac"kle\  (kr[a^]k"k'l),  v.  i.  [Dim.  of  crack.] 
  To  make  slight  cracks;  to  make  small  sharp,  sudden  noises, 
  rapidly  or  frequently  repeated;  to  crepitate;  as  burning 
  thorns  crackle. 
 
  The  unknown  ice  that  crackles  underneath  them 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crackle  \Crac"kle\,  n. 
  1.  The  noise  of  slight  and  frequent  cracks  or  reports;  a 
  crackling. 
 
  The  crackle  of  fireworks.  --Carlyle. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  A  kind  of  crackling  sound  or  r[^a]le,  heard  in  some 
  abnormal  states  of  the  lungs;  as  dry  crackle;  moist 
  crackle.  --Quain. 
 
  3.  (Fine  Arts)  A  condition  produced  in  certain  porcelain, 
  fine  earthenware,  or  glass,  in  which  the  glaze  or  enamel 
  appears  to  be  cracked  in  all  directions,  making  a  sort  of 
  reticulated  surface;  as  Chinese  crackle;  Bohemian 
  crackle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crackle 
  adj  :  having  the  surface  decorated  with  a  network  of  fine  cracks, 
  as  in  crackleware;  "a  crackle  glaze" 
  n  1:  the  sharp  sound  of  snapping  noises  [syn:  {crackling},  {crepitation}] 
  2:  glazed  china  with  a  network  of  fine  cracks  on  the  surface 
  [syn:  {crackleware},  {crackle  china}] 
  v  1:  make  a  crackling  sound;  "My  Rice  Crispies  crackled  in  the 
  bowl"  [syn:  {crepitate}] 
  2:  make  crunching  noises;  "his  shoes  wre  crunching  on  the 
  gravel"  [syn:  {crunch},  {scranch},  {scraunch}] 
  3:  to  become  or  to  cause  to  become  covered  with  a  network  of 
  small  cracks;  "The  blazing  sun  crackled  the  desert  sand" 




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