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CRINKLE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does crinkle mean? 

CRINKLE (noun)
  The noun CRINKLE has 1 sense:

1. a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

  Familiarity information: CRINKLE used as a noun is very rare.


CRINKLE (verb)
  The verb CRINKLE has 2 senses:

1. make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface
2. become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

  Familiarity information: CRINKLE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRINKLE (noun)


Sense 1crinkle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

crinkle; wrinkle; crease; furrow; seam; line

Context examples:

his face has many lines / ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

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

depression; impression; imprint (a concavity in a surface produced by pressing)

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

crow's feet; crow's foot; laugh line (a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes)

dermatoglyphic (the lines that form patterns on the skin (especially on the fingertips and the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet))

frown line (a facial wrinkle associated with frowning)

life line; lifeline; line of life (a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live)

heart line; line of heart; love line; mensal line (a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature)

line of destiny; line of fate; line of Saturn (a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be)

Holonyms ("crinkle" is a part of...):

cutis; skin; tegument (a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch)


CRINKLE (verb)


Sense 1crinkle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

crisp; crinkle; crease; ruckle; scrunch up; wrinkle; scrunch

Context example:

The dress got wrinkled

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

fold; fold up; turn up (bend or lay so that one part covers the other)

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

cockle; crumple; knit; pucker; rumple (to gather something into small wrinkles or folds)

pucker; ruck; ruck up (become wrinkled or drawn together)

Sentence frames:

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

Sentence example:

They crinkle the sheets


Sense 2crinkle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

crinkle; rumple; crumple; crease; wrinkle

Context example:

This fabric won't wrinkle

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

fold; fold up (become folded or folded up)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence examples:

The sheets didn't crinkle
These fabrics crinkle easily


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