Pronunciation: (krak-loor', krak'loor; Fr. kraku-lyr'), [key]
—pl. -luresPronunciation: (-loorz', -loorz; Fr. -lyr'). [key]
a network of fine cracks or crackles on the surface of a painting, caused chiefly by shrinkage of paint film or varnish.
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