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



BrE BrE//ˈkrækl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrækl//
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[uncountable, countable] a series of short sharp sounds the distant crackle of machine-gun fire Erika picked up the phone and through a barrage of crackles heard a familiar voice. The planes arrived with a crackle of gunfire. the sharp crackle of sniper fire Word Originlate Middle English: from crack + -le.
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