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crisp

adjective uk   /krɪsp/ mainly approving us  

crisp adjective (HARD)

hard enough to be broken easilyHard and firm describes cooked foods, such as pastry and biscuits, that are well cooked so that they are just dry and hard enoughHard and firmVarious qualities of food describes fruit or vegetables that are fresh and firm: a crisp appleHard and firm C2 describes paper or cloth that is stiff and smooth: a crisp new £5 note/a crisp white tableclothHard and firm

crisp adjective (CLEAR)

describes sound or an image that is very clear: Now that we have cable, we get a wonderfully crisp picture.Apparent and obviousVisibleEasy to understand describes a way of speaking, writing, or behaving that is quick, confident, and effective: a crisp reply a crisp, efficient mannerNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive

crisp adjective (COLD)

C2 describes weather that is cold, dry, and bright: a wonderful crisp spring morningCool describes air that is cold, dry, and fresh: I breathed in deeply the crisp mountain air.Cool
crisply
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive
crispness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive

crisp

noun uk   /krɪsp/ us  

crisp noun (POTATO)

A2 [C usually plural] UK (US (potato) chip) a very thin, often round piece of fried potato, sometimes with a flavour added, sold especially in plastic bags: a packet of salt and vinegar crispsForms of potatoes as foodSandwiches and snacks

crisp noun (SWEET FOOD)

[C] US for crumble nounPuddings, desserts and ices
(Definition of crisp from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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