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[krak-lee] /ˈkræk li/
adjective, cracklier, crackliest.
apt to crackle.
Origin of crackly
1600-10; crackle + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If you press on the swollen tissue with your fingers, you may feel gas as a crackly sensation.
  • The neck should be tightly closed and the outer skin should have a crackly feel and a shiny appearance.
  • The garlic bulb is covered with a loose, white, crackly outer skin and comprised of individual sections called cloves.
  • No more crackly signals, no more fiddling with transmitters at the top of high-rises.
  • The plants bore fruit for a few weeks, then quickly withered, the leaves all crackly brown.
  • The bread has crackly crust and toasts unbearably well.
  • When it's cold and windy outside, indoor heaters leave our skin feeling dry and crackly.
  • Boosting a crackly signal so that it stands above background noise requires energy.

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