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.
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.
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"