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|Noun||1.||crepitation rale - the crackling sound heard on auscultation when patients with respiratory diseases inhale; associated with tuberculosis and pneumonia and congestive heart failure|
rale, rattle, rattling - a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders); "the death rattle"
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease