Crac"kle (kr?k"k'l), v. i. [Dim. of crack.]

To make slight cracks; to make small, sharp, sudden noises, rapidly or frequently repeated; to crepitate; as, burning thorns crackle.

The unknown ice that crackles underneath them. Dryden.


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Crac"kle, n.


The noise of slight and frequent cracks or reports; a crackling.

The crackle of fireworks. Carlyle.

2. Med.

A kind of crackling sound or r&acir;le, heard in some abnormal states of the lungs; as, dry crackle; moist crackle.


3. Fine Arts

A condition produced in certain porcelain, fine earthenware, or glass, in which the glaze or enamel appears to be cracked in all directions, making a sort of reticulated surface; as, Chinese crackle; Bohemian crackle.


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