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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)

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