Crackle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkrækl|  American pronunciation of the word crackle
Brit.  |ˈkrak(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word crackle


- the sharp sound of snapping noises (syn: crackling, crepitation)
- glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface (syn: crackleware)


- make a crackling sound(syn: crepitate)
- make a crushing noise (syn: crunch, scranch, scraunch)
- to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks


- having the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks, as in crackleware


The logs crackled in the fire.

The leaves crackled under our feet.

An announcement crackled over the tannoy.

My Rice Krispies crackled in the bowl

The blazing sun crackled the desert sand

The only sound was the crackle of breaking ice.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: crackle
he/she/it: crackles
present participle: crackling
past tense: crackled
past participle: crackled
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