crackle


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crack·le

 (krăk′əl)
v. crack·led, crack·ling, crack·les
v.intr.
1. To make a succession of slight sharp snapping noises: a fire crackling in the wood stove.
2. To show liveliness, energy, or intensity: a book that crackles with humor.
3. To become covered with a network of fine cracks; craze.
v.tr.
1. To crush (paper, for example) with sharp snapping sounds.
2. To cause (china, for example) to become covered with a network of fine cracks.
n.
1. The act or sound of crackling.
2.
a. A network of fine cracks on the surface of glazed pottery, china, or glassware.
b. Crackleware.

[ Frequentative of crack.]

crackle

(ˈkrækəl)
vb
1. to make or cause to make a series of slight sharp noises, as of paper being crushed or of a wood fire burning
2. (Ceramics) (tr) to decorate (porcelain or pottery) by causing a fine network of cracks to appear in the glaze
3. (intr) to abound in vivacity or energy
n
4. the act or sound of crackling
5. (Ceramics) intentional crazing in the glaze of a piece of porcelain or pottery
6. (Ceramics) Also called: crackleware porcelain or pottery so decorated

crack•le

(ˈkræk əl)

v. -led, -ling,
n. v.i.
1. to make slight, sudden, sharp noises, rapidly repeated.
2. (of ceramic glaze) to craze.
3. to exhibit liveliness, vibrancy, or the like; sparkle: The play crackled with wit.
v.t.
4. to break with a crackling noise.
5. to craze (ceramic glaze).
n.
6. the act or sound of crackling.
7. a network of fine cracks, as in some glazes.
[1490–1500; crack + -le]

crackle


Past participle: crackled
Gerund: crackling

Imperative
crackle
crackle
Present
I crackle
you crackle
he/she/it crackles
we crackle
you crackle
they crackle
Preterite
I crackled
you crackled
he/she/it crackled
we crackled
you crackled
they crackled
Present Continuous
I am crackling
you are crackling
he/she/it is crackling
we are crackling
you are crackling
they are crackling
Present Perfect
I have crackled
you have crackled
he/she/it has crackled
we have crackled
you have crackled
they have crackled
Past Continuous
I was crackling
you were crackling
he/she/it was crackling
we were crackling
you were crackling
they were crackling
Past Perfect
I had crackled
you had crackled
he/she/it had crackled
we had crackled
you had crackled
they had crackled
Future
I will crackle
you will crackle
he/she/it will crackle
we will crackle
you will crackle
they will crackle
Future Perfect
I will have crackled
you will have crackled
he/she/it will have crackled
we will have crackled
you will have crackled
they will have crackled
Future Continuous
I will be crackling
you will be crackling
he/she/it will be crackling
we will be crackling
you will be crackling
they will be crackling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been crackling
you have been crackling
he/she/it has been crackling
we have been crackling
you have been crackling
they have been crackling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been crackling
you will have been crackling
he/she/it will have been crackling
we will have been crackling
you will have been crackling
they will have been crackling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been crackling
you had been crackling
he/she/it had been crackling
we had been crackling
you had been crackling
they had been crackling
Conditional
I would crackle
you would crackle
he/she/it would crackle
we would crackle
you would crackle
they would crackle
Past Conditional
I would have crackled
you would have crackled
he/she/it would have crackled
we would have crackled
you would have crackled
they would have crackled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crackle - the sharp sound of snapping noises
decrepitation - the crackling or breaking up of certain crystals when they are heated
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.crackle - glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface
china - high quality porcelain originally made only in China
Verb1.crackle - make a crackling sound; "My Rice Krispies crackled in the bowl"
rattle - make short successive sounds
2.crackle - make a crushing noise; "his shoes were crunching on the gravel"
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise
crump, scrunch, thud - make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
3.crackle - to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks; "The blazing sun crackled the desert sand"
vary, alter, change - become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"
Adj.1.crackle - having the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks, as in crackleware; "a crackle glaze"
fancy - not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes"

crackle

verb
To make a series of short, sharp noises:
Translations
صَوْت احْتِراقِ الأغْصانيُطَقْطِق
praskánípraskat
knaseknitren
recsegropogropogás
skrjáfa, brakasnark, skrjáf, brak
paskrudinta paršiuko odelėtraškantistraškesystraškėti
krakšķētsprakšķēšanasprakšķētsprakšķis
praskaniepraskať
pokatiprasketati

crackle

[ˈkrækl]
A. N (usu no pl) (= noise) [of twigs burning] → crepitación f, chisporroteo m; [of frying] → chisporroteo m; [of dry leaves] → crujido m; [of shots] → traqueteo m; (on telephone) → interferencia f
B. VI [burning twigs] → crepitar, chisporrotear; [bacon] → chisporrotear; [dry leaves] → crujir; [shots] → traquetear; [phone line] → tener interferencias

crackle

[ˈkrækəl] vi
[radio] → grésiller
[fire, flames] → crépiter

crackle

vi (dry leaves)rascheln; (paper also)knistern; (fire)knistern, prasseln; (twigs, telephone line)knacken; (machine gun)knattern; (bacon)brutzeln; the line was crackling so muches knackte so stark in der Leitung
vt paperrascheln or knistern mit
n
(= crackling noise, of dry leaves) → Rascheln nt; (of paper also)Knistern nt; (of fire also)Knistern nt, → Prasseln nt; (of twigs, telephone line)Knacken nt; (of machine gun)Knattern nt; (of bacon)Brutzeln nt
(on china, porcelain) → Craquelé m or nt, → Krakelee m or nt

crackle

[ˈkrækl]
1. vi (twigs burning) → crepitare, scoppiettare; (sth frying) → sfrigolare
2. n (see vb) → crepitio, scoppiettio, sfrigolio; (on telephone) → disturbo

crackle

(ˈkrakl) verb
to make a continuous cracking noise. The dry branches crackled under my feet as I stepped on them.
noun
the crackle of burning wood.
ˈcrackling noun
the crisp rind of roast pork.
ˈcrackly adjective
The radio reception is very crackly here.
References in classic literature ?
There was a slight report from the electric rifle--a report not unlike the crackle of the wireless--and the powerful projectile sped true to its mark.
As they passed the parlor door Miranda thought she heard a crackle and looked in.
I trode on an edging of turf that the crackle of the pebbly gravel might not betray me: he was standing among the beds at a yard or two distant from where I had to pass; the moth apparently engaged him.
His escort would rush him up a tree till he felt the thinnest topmost branches crackle and bend under them, and then with a cough and a whoop would fling themselves into the air outward and downward, and bring up, hanging by their hands or their feet to the lower limbs of the next tree.
Tom Kitten coughed and choked with the smoke; he could hear the sticks beginning to crackle and burn in the fireplace down below.
And when Quincey give him something from his pocket which crackle as he roll it up, and put it in a so small bag which he have hid deep in his clothing, he still better fellow and humble servant to us.
I heard the crackle of fire in the sand pits and the sudden squeal of a horse that was as suddenly stilled.
At home, however, all will look bright and bustling as we children are set to shell peas or poppies, and the damp twigs crackle in the stove, and our mother comes to look fondly at our work, and our old nurse, Iliana, tells us stories of bygone days, or terrible legends concerning wizards and dead men.
In a second the boards began to crackle, and the flames arose sparkling to the ceiling.
We are never without a corposant grinning on our bows or rolling head over heels from nose to midships, and to the crackle of electricity around and within us is added once or twice the rattle of hail--hail that will never fall on any sea.
From time to time a greenish wave of the Northern Lights would roll across the hollow of the high heavens, flick like a flag, and disappear; or a meteor would crackle from darkness to darkness, trailing a shower of sparks behind.
The steak soon began to look brown, and to crackle in the pan; and Catherine stood by with a fork and turned it: then she said to herself, 'The steak is almost ready, I may as well go to the cellar for the ale.