Crackling



[krak-ling or for 2, 3, -luh n] /ˈkræk lɪŋ or for 2, 3, -lən/

noun
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, especially hog or chicken fat, is rendered.
[krak-uh l] /ˈkræk əl/
verb (used without object), crackled, crackling.
1.
to make slight, sudden, sharp noises, rapidly repeated.
2.
to form a network of fine on the surface.
3.
(of ceramic glaze) to craze.
4.
to exhibit liveliness, vibrancy, anticipation, etc.:
The play crackled with wit.
verb (used with object), crackled, crackling.
5.
to cause to crackle.
6.
to break with a crackling noise.
7.
to craze (ceramic glaze).
noun
8.
the act of crackling.
9.
a crackling noise.
10.
a network of fine cracks, as in the glaze of some kinds of porcelain.
11.
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/ˈkræklɪŋ/
noun
1.
the crisp browned skin of roast pork
/ˈkrækəl/
verb
1.
to make or cause to make a series of slight sharp noises, as of paper being crushed or of a wood fire burning
2.
(transitive) to decorate (porcelain or pottery) by causing a fine network of cracks to appear in the glaze
3.
(intransitive) to abound in vivacity or energy
noun
4.
the act or sound of crackling
5.
intentional crazing in the glaze of a piece of porcelain or pottery
6.
Also called crackleware. porcelain or pottery so decorated
v.

mid-15c., crackelen, frequentative of cracken “to crack” (see crack (v.)). Related: Crackled; crackling. The noun is recorded from 1833.

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