Crackle

Definition of Crackle

Crac´kle   Pronunciation: krăk´k'l
v. i.1.To make slight cracks; to make small, sharp, sudden noises, rapidly or frequently repeated; to crepitate; as, burning thorns crackle.
The unknown ice that crackles underneath them.
- Dryden.
n.1.The noise of slight and frequent cracks or reports; a crackling.
The crackle of fireworks.
- Carlyle.
2.(Med.) A kind of crackling sound or râle, heard in some abnormal states of the lungs; as, dry crackle; moist crackle.
3.(Fine Arts) A condition produced in certain porcelain, fine earthenware, or glass, in which the glaze or enamel appears to be cracked in all directions, making a sort of reticulated surface; as, Chinese crackle; Bohemian crackle.

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abrasion, blemish, break, burn, chafe, check, chip, clack, click, concussion, crack, cracking, crackling, craze, crepitate, crepitation, cut, decrepitate, decrepitation, flash burn, fracture, fray, frazzle, gall, gash, hurt, incision, injury, laceration, lesion, mortal wound, mutilation, puncture, rent, rip, run, rupture, scald, scorch, scrape, scratch, scuff, second-degree burn, sizzling, slash, snap, snapping, sore, spit, spitting, stab, stab wound, tear, third-degree burn, trauma, wound, wounds immedicable, wrench
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