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Definition of 'crackle'


  1. the sharp sound of snapping noises
       Synonyms: crackling crepitation
  2. glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface
       Synonyms: crackleware crackle china


  1. make a crackling sound; "My Rice Krispies crackled in the bowl"
       Synonyms: crepitate
  2. make crunching noises; "his shoes were crunching on the gravel"
       Synonyms: crunch scranch scraunch
  3. to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks; "The blazing sun crackled the desert sand"


  1. having the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks, as in crackleware; "a crackle glaze"

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