Definition of cranny noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkræni//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkræni//
(pl. crannies)
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  • a very small hole or opening, especially in a wall
  • Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French crane ‘notched’, from cran, from popular Latin crena ‘notch’.Idioms
    every nook and cranny(also Indian English every nook and corner)
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    (informal) every part of a place; every aspect of a situation The wind blew into every nook and cranny. She always explored every nook and cranny of a business deal.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cranny