follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

crackly

[krak-lee] /ˈkræk li/
adjective, cracklier, crackliest.
1.
apt to crackle.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; crackle + -y1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for crackly
  • 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.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for crackly

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for crackly

18
20
Scrabble Words With Friends