Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “crisp”

See all translations

crisp

adjective  /krɪsp/ us  

crisp adjective (HARD)

(of food) hard enough to be broken easily instead of bent: crisp bacon crisp rolls

crisp adjective (FRESH)

fresh and clean: I like to sleep on crisp cotton sheets. The teller handed me a crisp hundred-dollar bill.

crisp adjective (COOL)

(of air) cool, clear, and likely to make you feel awake and active: Crisp breezes bring out boats of every size. It was a crisp, midwinter morning in Massachusetts.

crisp adjective (DIRECT)

(of speech or writing) quick and direct: I prefer Channel 1’s crisp presentation of the news.
crispy
adjective  /ˈkrɪs·pi/ us  
approving hot, crispy noodles

crisp

noun [C usually pl]  /krɪsp/ Br us  

crisp noun [C usually pl] (FRIED POTATO)

(Definition of crisp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of crisp?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “crisp” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck

the force that causes things, especially good things, to happen to you by chance and not as a result of your own efforts or abilities

Word of the Day

A certain je ne sais quoi: French words and phrases used in English

by Liz Walter,
January 21, 2015
It is an odd irony that the more sophisticated your use of English is, the more likely you are to use French words and phrases. Or, to be more accurate, ones you know to be French – words such as ballet, au pair, abattoir, fiancé, café, and restaurant are so entrenched in

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More