[krak-ling or for 2, 3, -luh n] /ˈkræk lɪŋ or for 2, 3, -lən/
the making of slight cracking sounds rapidly repeated.
the crisp browned skin or rind of roast pork.
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.
to make slight, sudden, sharp noises, rapidly repeated.
to form a network of fine on the surface.
(of ceramic glaze) to craze.
to exhibit liveliness, vibrancy, anticipation, etc.:
The play crackled with wit.
verb (used with object), crackled, crackling.
to cause to crackle.
to break with a crackling noise.
to craze (ceramic glaze).
the act of crackling.
a crackling noise.
a network of fine cracks, as in the glaze of some kinds of porcelain.
the crisp browned skin of roast pork
to make or cause to make a series of slight sharp noises, as of paper being crushed or of a wood fire burning
(transitive) to decorate (porcelain or pottery) by causing a fine network of cracks to appear in the glaze
(intransitive) to abound in vivacity or energy
the act or sound of crackling
intentional crazing in the glaze of a piece of porcelain or pottery
Also called crackleware. porcelain or pottery so decorated
mid-15c., crackelen, frequentative of cracken “to crack” (see crack (v.)). Related: Crackled; crackling. The noun is recorded from 1833.
[krak-lee] /ˈkræk li/ adjective, cracklier, crackliest. 1. apt to .
[krak-nl] /ˈkræk nl/ noun 1. a hard, brittle cake or biscuit. 2. cracknels, small bits of fat pork fried crisp. /ˈkræknəl/ noun 1. a type of hard plain biscuit 2. (often pl) (US & Canadian) crisply fried bits of fat pork
noun 1. the part of morning when light first appears in the sky. noun phrase First light; the start of sunrise (1923+) Very early morning, daybreak. For example, I got up at the crack of dawn. The crack in this term alludes either to the suddenness of sunrise or to the small wedge of light […]
noun 1. the signal that announces the Day of Judgment. 2. the end of the world; doomsday.