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Definition of crackle verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they crackle
    he / she / it crackles
    past simple crackled
    -ing form crackling
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  1. 1to make short sharp sounds like something that is burning in a fire A log fire crackled in the hearth. The radio crackled into life.
  2. 2(figurative) The atmosphere crackled with tension.
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