Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “crinkle”

crinkle

verb [I or T]     /ˈkrɪŋ.kl̩/
to become covered in many small lines and folds, or to cause something to do this: She crinkled (up) her nose in distaste.Making things more or less smooth or straight crinkle     noun [C] Making things more or less smooth or straight crinkled     /-kl̩d/ adjective Making things more or less smooth or straight crinkly     /-kli/ adjective Hair
(Definition of crinkle verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of crinkle

Definitions of “crinkle” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

altruistic

showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More