crispness


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crisp

 (krĭsp)
adj. crisp·er, crisp·est
1. Firm but easily broken or crumbled; brittle: crisp potato chips.
2. Pleasingly firm and fresh: crisp carrot and celery sticks.
3.
a. Bracing; invigorating: crisp mountain air.
b. Lively; sprightly: music with a crisp rhythm.
4. Conspicuously clean or new: a crisp dollar bill.
5. Marked by clarity, conciseness, and briskness: a crisp reply.
6. Having small curls, waves, or ripples. Used of hair.
v. crisped, crisp·ing, crisps
v.tr.
To make or keep crisp.
v.intr.
To become or remain crisp.
n.
1. Something crisp or easily crumbled: The roast was burned to a crisp.
2. A dessert of fruit baked with a sweet crumbly topping: apple crisp.
3. Chiefly British A potato chip.

[Middle English, curly, from Old English, from Latin crispus; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

crisp′ly adv.
crisp′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crispness - a pleasing firmness and freshness; "crispness of new dollar bills"; "crispness of fresh lettuce"
freshness - the property of being pure and fresh (as if newly made); not stale or deteriorated; "she loved the freshness of newly baked bread"; "the freshness of the air revived him"
2.crispness - an expressive style that is direct and to the point; "the crispness of his reply"
terseness - a neatly short and concise expressive style
3.crispness - firm but easily broken
breakableness - the consistency of something that breaks under pressure
flakiness - having or breaking into thin crisp flakes
Translations
هَـشاشَه، نَـضارة، حَزْم
chřupavostkřehkostráznost
friskhedsprødhed
ropogósság
hreinleiki; skÿrleiki
gevrekliktazelik

crispness

[ˈkrɪspnɪs] N
1. (= crunchiness) [of lettuce, salad] → frescura f; [of apple, snow, bacon] → lo crujiente; [of linen] → lo almidonado
2. (= coldness, clarity) [of air] → lo vivificante, lo vigorizante; [of weather] → lo frío y despejado
3. (= sharpness) [of voice, sound, image] → nitidez f
4. (= briskness) [of tone, reply] → sequedad f

crispness

[ˈkrɪspnɪs] n [apple, lettuce] → croquant m; [pastry] → croustillant m

crispness

n (of apple, lettuce)Knackigkeit f, → Festheit f; (of bread, biscuits, bacon)Knusprigkeit f; (of snow)Verharschtheit f; (of leaves)Trockenheit f; (of clothes)Steifheit f; (of manner, voice, style of writing)Knappheit f; (of air, weather)Frische f; (of sound)Klarheit f; (Sport, of shot) → Sauberkeit f

crispness

[ˈkrɪspnɪs] n (of bacon, biscuit, snow) → friabilità; (of linen) → freschezza; (of apple) → sodezza; (of style) → vivacità
I like the crispness of new banknotes → mi piace toccare le banconote nuove di zecca

crisp

(krisp) adjective
1. stiff and dry enough to break easily. crisp biscuits.
2. (of vegetables etc) firm and fresh. a crisp lettuce.
3. (of manner, speech etc) firm and clear.
noun
short for potato crisp.
ˈcrisply adverb
ˈcrispness noun
ˈcrispy adjective
References in classic literature ?
Her visitor, settled on a small sofa that, with a palm-tree, a screen, a stool, a stand, a bowl of flowers and three photographs in silver frames, had been arranged near the light wood-fire as a choice "corner"--Maud Blessingbourne, her guest, turned audibly, though at intervals neither brief nor regular, the leaves of a book covered in lemon-coloured paper and not yet despoiled of a certain fresh crispness.
The benches were not filled; for park loungers, with their stagnant blood, are prompt to detect and fly home from the crispness of early autumn.
When the weather was wet, he put up his umbrella over his stock in trade, not over himself; when the weather was dry, he furled that faded article, tied it round with a piece of yarn, and laid it cross-wise under the trestles: where it looked like an unwholesomely-forced lettuce that had lost in colour and crispness what it had gained in size.
The very barristers' wigs are ill-powdered, and their curls lack crispness.
That crispness is accentuated by an attractive tangerine undercurrent and a crunchy green apple finish.
Contemporary dance infuses the action and, while there are times when it looks a little careful, at its peak of crispness and cohesion it is beautiful to watch.
For example, MOHR's Crispness (Cn) measurement has been shown to correlate closely with apple crispness and overall eating quality as rated by expert tasters with the Washington State University Apple Breeding Program (HortTechnology, Dec 2010, 20:1026-1029).
An Age of Confidence draws together 43 photographs from the Bedford Lemere & Co architectural photography company, the crispness of the shots belying the fact many are more than a century old.
The new process means more than just a shiny appearance and greater crispness, said Kollmann.
CHRISTMAS EVE Frost in the morning Ice in the night Chill of the wind Snow falling bright Crispness of air Sheen on the land Children all playing Sounds of a band Jingle and jangle Skiing and skates Sprinkling snowdrops Crystalline shapes Glow of the street lights Hush of the dark Snowmen collecting More flakes in the park Green of the holly Mistletoe fun Cream on the pudding Whiffs of warm rum Chimings and carols Calls of good cheer Trimmings and stockings Time of the year Sensing excitement Lights on the tree The Wonder of winter That is Christmas Eve.
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Undercover inspectors visited the Coventry Road eatery and gave it top marks after rating everything from the quality of fish to the crispness of the batter.