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1. The production of a succession of slight sharp snapping noises.
2. cracklings The crisp bits that remain after rendering fat from meat or frying or roasting the skin, especially of a pig or a goose.

[Sense 2, Dutch krakeling, from obsolete Dutch kraeckelingh, from Middle Dutch krākelinc, from krāken, to crack; see cracknel.]


(Cookery) the crisp browned skin of roast pork


(ˈkræk lɪŋ or, for 2, 3, -lən)

1. a series of slight cracking sounds.
2. the crisp browned skin of roast pork.
3. Usu., cracklings.the crisp residue left when fat is rendered.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crackling - the residue that remains after animal fat has been rendered
residue - matter that remains after something has been removed
2.crackling - 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"
قِشْرَة لَحْم الخِنْزير المُحَمَّر
křupavá kůrčička
ropogós malacbőrtöpörtyû
jambon rostosunun gevrek/kızarmış kısmı


[ˈkræklɪŋ] N
1. (= no pl) (Culin) → chicharrones mpl
2. (= sound) → chisporroteo m; (on radio, telephone) → interferencias fpl


[ˈkræklɪŋ] n
(= sound) [fire, flames] → crépitement m
(on radio, telephone)grésillement, friture f
(= roasted skin) [pork] → couenne f rôtie


n no pl
(Cook) → Kruste f (des Schweinebratens)


[ˈkræklɪŋ] n
a. (sound) → crepitio; (on radio, telephone) → disturbo; (of frying food) → sfrigolio
b. (of pork) → cotenna (di maiale) arrostita


(ˈkrakl) verb
to make a continuous cracking noise. The dry branches crackled under my feet as I stepped on them.
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 ?
It seemed as if we could hear the corn growing in the night; under the stars one caught a faint crackling in the dewy, heavy-odoured cornfields where the feathered stalks stood so juicy and green.
After which, by the rustling of leaves, and crackling of dried twigs, it was apparent the savages were separating in pursuit of the lost trail.
But if there was a pleasure in all this, while snugly cuddling in the chimney corner of a chamber that was all of a ruddy glow from the crackling wood fire, and where, of course, no spectre dared to show its face, it was dearly purchased by the terrors of his subsequent walk homewards.
I listened, and heard a soft rushing sort of noise and a low crackling and snapping.
The room that Jurgis saw was half lined with books, and upon the walls were many pictures, dimly visible in the soft, yellow light; it was a cold, rainy night, so a log fire was crackling in the open hearth.
Add to this picture a jolly, crackling, rollicking fire, going rejoicingly up a great wide chimney,--the outer door and every window being set wide open, and the calico window-curtain flopping and snapping in a good stiff breeze of damp raw air,--and you have an idea of the jollities of a Kentucky tavern.
Her physical eye saw the cake she was stirring and the loaf she was kneading; her physical ear heard the kitchen fire crackling and the teakettle singing, but ever and anon her fancy mounted on pinions, rested itself, renewed its strength in the upper air.
There was no sound through the house but the moaning wind, which shook the windows every now and then, the faint crackling of the coals, and the click of my snuffers as I removed at intervals the long wick of the candle.
and right and left they faced to meet the foe, while from all along the companies came the crackling of the shaken shields.
At length he reached the fir-tree beneath which she was sitting, and with a crisp crackling sound he alighted beside her, and looked at her lovely face.
A moment of silence ensued, and then was heard the rustling of leaves and crackling of twigs like the coming of many men; and forth from the glade burst a score or two of stalwart yeomen, all clad in Lincoln green, like Robin, with good Will Stutely and the widow's three sons at their head.
The silence was broken only by the snapping of the wood, the crackling of the flames, the distant murmur of the camps, and the blows of the sabre given to what remained of Bichette in search of her tenderest morsels.