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Definition of crackle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

crackle

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verb
BrE BrE//ˈkrækl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrækl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crackle
BrE BrE//ˈkrækl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrækl//
 
he / she / it crackles
BrE BrE//ˈkræklz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkræklz//
 
past simple crackled
BrE BrE//ˈkrækld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrækld//
 
past participle crackled
BrE BrE//ˈkrækld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrækld//
 
-ing form crackling
BrE BrE//ˈkræklɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkræklɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] to make short sharp sounds like something that is burning in a fire A log fire crackled in the hearth. The radio crackled into life. (figurative) The atmosphere crackled with tension. Word Origin late Middle English: from crack + -le.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crackle

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