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English adjective: crackle

1. crackle having the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks, as in crackleware

SamplesA crackle glaze.



English noun: crackle

1. crackle (event) the sharp sound of snapping noises

Synonymscrackling, crepitation

Broader (hypernym)noise

Narrower (hyponym)decrepitation

2. crackle (artifact) glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface

Synonymscrackle china, crackleware

Broader (hypernym)china

English verb: crackle

1. crackle (perception) make a crackling sound

SamplesMy Rice Krispies crackled in the bowl.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)rattle

2. crackle (communication) make a crushing noise

SamplesHis shoes were crunching on the gravel.

Synonymscrunch, scranch, scraunch

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)make noise, noise, resound

Narrower (hyponym)crump, scrunch, thud

3. crackle (change) to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks

SamplesThe blazing sun crackled the desert sand.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
It is ----ing.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, vary

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