Pronunciation: (krak'ul), [key]
—v., -led, -ling,
1. to make slight, sudden, sharp noises, rapidly repeated.
2. to form a network of fine cracks on the surface.
3. (of ceramic glaze) to craze.
4. to exhibit liveliness, vibrancy, anticipation, etc.: The play crackled with wit.
1. to cause to crackle.
2. to break with a crackling noise.
3. to craze (ceramic glaze).
1. the act of crackling.
2. a crackling noise.
3. a network of fine cracks, as in the glaze of some kinds of porcelain.
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