crinkly


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crin·kle

 (krĭng′kəl)
v. crin·kled, crin·kling, crin·kles
v.intr.
1. To form wrinkles or ripples.
2. To make a soft crackling sound; rustle.
v.tr.
To cause to crinkle.
n.
A wrinkle, ripple, or fold.

[From Middle English crinkled, full of turnings; akin to cringe.]

crin′kly adj.

crinkly

(ˈkrɪŋklɪ)
adj
wrinkled; crinkled
n, pl -lies
slang derogatory an old person
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crinkly - uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
uneven - not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain"

crinkly

adjective wrinkled, gathered, creased, fluted, ruffled, kinky, furrowed, puckered, wrinkly a dress made of crinkly material
Translations
أجْعَد، مُتَجَعِّـد
kadeřavýzkroucený
krøllet
krumpaîur, gáróttur

crinkly

[ˈkrɪŋklɪ] ADJ (crinklier (compar) (crinkliest (superl))) [hair] (= very curly) → rizado, crespo; [paper etc] (= having wrinkles, creases) → arrugado; [leaves etc] → crespado

crinkly

[ˈkrɪŋkli] adj [hair] → crépu(e); [eyes] → plissé(e); [face] → ridé(e); [smile] → ridé(e); [paper, fabric] → gaufré(e)

crinkly

adj (+er) (inf: = wrinkled) paper, foil etczerknittert; edgeswellig; hairkrauselig (inf)

crinkly

[ˈkrɪŋklɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (hair) → crespo/a; (paper) → crespato/a

crinkle

(ˈkriŋkl) verb
to (cause to) wrinkle or curl. The paper is too crinkled for use in my computer's printer.
ˈcrinkly adjective
grey crinkly hair.
References in classic literature ?
As the fish would not come off the plate, they put it into the red-hot crinkly paper fire in the kitchen; but it would not burn either.
The bell clanged and the car pulled out, leaving Martin wondering as to the nature of the crinkly, greasy wad he clutched in his hand.
The thing one immediately noticed about him was his beautiful, crinkly, snow-white beard.
Jerry responded as eagerly with kiss of tongue and contact of shoulder; then both, springing apart, looked at each other, alert and querying, almost in half challenge, Jerry's ears pricked into living interrogations, Michael's one good ear similarly questioning, his withered ear retaining its permanent queer and crinkly cock in the tip of it.
"He WAS rough-coated, along with a crinkly ear," Harley meditated back.
Don't you just love poetry that gives you a crinkly feeling up and down your back?
But, flowing over his breast nearly to his knees, was a river of crinkly brown beard; and adown his back, beneath his commonplace felt hat, was a corresponding cascade of thick, wavy, brown hair.
A bush of crinkly yellow hair topped his red, freckled face, with a flattened nose and prominent mouth cast in the rough mould of the negro type.
Her legs were stockingless, and I had noticed when she walked that her bare feet were thrust into the crinkly, iron-like shoes that sloshed about her lean ankles at every step.
The dressing probably also helped to wilt savoy spinach pulled straight from the garden, with the kind of sturdy, crinkly leaves that are increasingly hard to come by at the supermarket.
It has fun "crinkly" leaves and will hug the ground, covering space.
I had been in the soapy water so long that my hands and feet looked crinkly, and I was clean.