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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 crack·le /ˈkrækəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crac·kle v. i.  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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crac·kle, n.
 1. The noise of slight and frequent cracks or reports; a crackling.
    The crackle of fireworks.   --Carlyle.
 2. Med. A kind of crackling sound or râle, 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks,
            as in crackleware; "a crackle glaze"
      n 1: the sharp sound of snapping noises [syn: crackling, crepitation]
      2: glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface
         [syn: crackleware, crackle china]
      v 1: make a crackling sound; "My Rice Crispies crackled in the
           bowl" [syn: crepitate]
      2: make crunching noises; "his shoes were crunching on the
         gravel" [syn: crunch, scranch, scraunch]
      3: to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of
         small cracks; "The blazing sun crackled the desert sand"