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English definition of “crackle”

crackle

verb [I] uk   /ˈkræk.l̩/ us  
to make a lot of short, dry, sharp sounds: The radio started to crackle. The logs crackled and popped in the fireplace.
crackly
adjective uk   /-li/ us  
a crackly voice

crackle

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈkræk.l̩/ us  
a short, dry, sharp sound: the crackle of burning logs
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