crinkle

crinkle

[kring-kuhl]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), crinkled, crinkling.
1.
to wrinkle; crimple; ripple.
2.
to make slight, sharp sounds; rustle.
3.
to turn or wind in many little bends and twists.
noun
4.
a wrinkle or ripple.
5.
a crinkling sound.
6.
a turn or twist.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English crinklen; akin to Old English crincan to bend, yield, Dutch krinkelen to crinkle; see cringle, cringe, crank, -le

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crinkle (ˈkrɪŋkəl)
 
vb
1.  to form or cause to form wrinkles, twists, or folds
2.  to make or cause to make a rustling noise
 
n
3.  a wrinkle, twist, or fold
4.  a rustling noise
 
[Old English crincan to bend, give way; related to Middle Dutch krinkelen to crinkle, Middle High German krank weak, ill, krenken to weaken]

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crinkle
c.1385, from freq. of O.E. crincan, var. of cringan "to bend, yield" (see cringe).
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