Crisp - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |krɪsp|  American pronunciation of the word crisp
Brit.  |krɪsp|  British pronunciation of the word crisp


- a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat (syn: chip)
- make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; `crisp' is archaic (syn: crease, crinkle, ruckle, scrunch, wrinkle)
- make brown and crisp by heating (syn: toast)
- (of something seen or heard) clearly defined (syn: sharp)
- tender and brittle (syn: crispy)
- pleasantly cold and invigorating (syn: frosty, nipping, nippy, snappy)
- pleasingly firm and fresh
- (of hair) in small tight curls (syn: frizzly, frizzy, kinky, nappy)
- brief and to the point; effectively cut short (syn: curt, laconic, terse)


I put on a crisp shirt and tie.

The stereo's sound is crisp and clear.

Crisp the celery in ice water.

What he said was crisp and decided.

Her reply was crisp and unemotional.

The hair of these races has invariably a crisp, short, and stiff curl.

There is a cooling breeze which crisps the broad river.

The shell exposed to heat crisps.

The fresh island air was crisped by the near sea.

The cloth may be crisped (folded lengthwise), rolled or lapped.

She kicked at the crisp leaves at her feet.

He stepped carefully through the crisp, deep snow.

Cook the pastry until it is crisp and golden.

The meat should be nice and crisp on the outside.

The air was fresh and crisp.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: crisp
he/she/it: crisps
present participle: crisping
past tense: crisped
past participle: crisped
singular: crisp
plural: crisps
comparative: crisper
superlative: crispest
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