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[kring-kuh l] /ˈkrɪŋ kəl/

verb (used with or without object), crinkled, crinkling.
to wrinkle; crimple; ripple.
to make slight, sharp sounds; rustle.
to turn or wind in many little bends and twists.
a wrinkle or ripple.
a crinkling sound.
a turn or twist.
to form or cause to form wrinkles, twists, or folds
to make or cause to make a rustling noise
a wrinkle, twist, or fold
a rustling noise

late 14c., from frequentative of Old English crincan, variant of cringan “to bend, yield” (see cringe). Related: Crinkled; crinkling. As a noun from 1590s.


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