Pronunciation: (krak'ling or, for 2, 3, -lun), [key]
1. the making of slight cracking sounds rapidly repeated.
2. the crisp browned skin or rind of roast pork.
3. Usually, cracklings. Southern U.S.the crisp residue left when fat, esp. hog or chicken fat, is rendered.
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