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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.]
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(Cookery) the crisp browned skin of roast pork
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(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.
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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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈkræklɪŋ] n
(= sound) [fire, flames] → crépitement m
(on radio, telephone)grésillement, friture f
(= roasted skin) [pork] → couenne f rôtie
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


n no pl
(Cook) → Kruste f (des Schweinebratens)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˈkræklɪŋ] n
a. (sound) → crepitio; (on radio, telephone) → disturbo; (of frying food) → sfrigolio
b. (of pork) → cotenna (di maiale) arrostita
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
How long he had been buried in this stupor he knew not, but he was suddenly aroused from it by a strange, unexpected crackling sound.
This branch bent far down under the impact, and sometimes there was an ominous crackling; but it never broke, and out of the leaves was always to be seen the face of Broken-Tooth grinning triumphantly up at us.
The Sheriff started at the crackling of a twig under his horse's feet, and looked around.
`For some way I heard nothing but the crackling twigs under my feet, the faint rustle of the breeze above, and my own breathing and the throb of the blood-vessels in my ears.
The "rotting" was the most humiliating part of the process which followed, though, in our case, this was done in clear running water, and the "crackling" the most uncomfortable.
It was the rustling and crackling of the dry reeds and rushes from the low lands.
A coal fire was crackling in the grate and the lamps were lit, for it was already beginning to grow dark outside.
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.
In those days conversation was still cultivated as an art; a neat repartee was more highly valued than the crackling of thorns under a pot; and the epigram, not yet a mechanical appliance by which the dull may achieve a semblance of wit, gave sprightliness to the small talk of the urbane.
I listened, and heard a soft rushing sort of noise and a low crackling and snapping.
This is how he tells of the way in which Aeneas saved his old father by carrying him on his shoulders out of the burning town of Troy when "The crackling flame was heard throughout the walls, and more and more the burning heat drew near."