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CRACKLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crackle mean? 

CRACKLE (noun)
  The noun CRACKLE has 2 senses:

1. the sharp sound of snapping noises
2. glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface

  Familiarity information: CRACKLE used as a noun is rare.


CRACKLE (adjective)
  The adjective CRACKLE has 1 sense:

1. having the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks, as in crackleware

  Familiarity information: CRACKLE used as an adjective is very rare.


CRACKLE (verb)
  The verb CRACKLE has 3 senses:

1. make a crackling sound
2. make crunching noises
3. to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks

  Familiarity information: CRACKLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRACKLE (noun)


Sense 1crackle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The sharp sound of snapping noises

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

crepitation; crackle; crackling

Hypernyms ("crackle" is a kind of...):

noise (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crackle"):

decrepitation (the crackling or breaking up of certain crystals when they are heated)


Sense 2crackle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

crackle china; crackleware; crackle

Hypernyms ("crackle" is a kind of...):

china (high quality porcelain originally made only in China)


CRACKLE (adjective)


Sense 1crackle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks, as in crackleware

Context example:

a crackle glaze

Similar:

fancy (not plain; decorative or ornamented)


CRACKLE (verb)


Sense 1crackle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a crackling sound

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

crackle; crepitate

Context example:

My Rice Krispies crackled in the bowl

Hypernyms (to "crackle" is one way to...):

rattle (make short successive sounds)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2crackle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make crunching noises

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

scraunch; crunch; scranch; crackle

Context example:

his shoes were crunching on the gravel

Hypernyms (to "crackle" is one way to...):

make noise; noise; resound (emit a noise)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "crackle"):

crump; scrunch; thud (make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


Sense 3crackle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The blazing sun crackled the desert sand

Hypernyms (to "crackle" is one way to...):

alter; change; vary (make or become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
It is ----ing
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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