1. The making of small, sharp cracks or reports, frequently repeated.
As the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool. --Eccl. vii. 6.
2. The well-browned, crisp rind of roasted pork.
For the first time in his life he tested crackling. --Lamb.
3. pl. Food for dogs, made from the refuse of tallow melting.
n : the sharp sound of snapping noises [syn: crackle, crepitation]