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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.


Similarfancy


Antonymsplain


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.


Synonymscrepitate


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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