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crinkle

[kring-kuh l] /ˈkrɪŋ kəl/
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
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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British Dictionary definitions for crinkle

crinkle

/ˈkrɪŋkəl/
verb
1.
to form or cause to form wrinkles, twists, or folds
2.
to make or cause to make a rustling noise
noun
3.
a wrinkle, twist, or fold
4.
a rustling noise
Word Origin
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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Word Origin and History for crinkle
v.

late 14c., from frequentative of Old English crincan, variant of cringan "to bend, yield" (see cringe). Related: Crinkled; crinkling. As a noun from 1590s.

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