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English definition of “crackling”

crackling

noun [U] uk   /ˈkræk.lɪŋ/ us  

crackling noun [U] (FOOD)

(US also cracklings [plural]) the crisp skin of cooked pork (= meat from a pig)

crackling noun [U] (SOUND)

short, dry, sharp sounds made by something: We could hear the crackling of a fire.
(Definition of crackling from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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