Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “crisp”

crisp

adjective uk   /krɪsp/ mainly approving us  

crisp adjective (HARD)

hard enough to be broken easily describes cooked foods, such as pastry and biscuits, that are well cooked so that they are just dry and hard enough describes fruit or vegetables that are fresh and firm: a crisp apple C2 describes paper or cloth that is stiff and smooth: a crisp new £5 note/a crisp white tablecloth

crisp adjective (CLEAR)

describes sound or an image that is very clear: Now that we have cable, we get a wonderfully crisp picture. describes a way of speaking, writing, or behaving that is quick, confident, and effective: a crisp reply a crisp, efficient manner

crisp adjective (COLD)

C2 describes weather that is cold, dry, and bright: a wonderful crisp spring morning describes air that is cold, dry, and fresh: I breathed in deeply the crisp mountain air.
crisply
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
crispness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  

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 crisps

crisp noun (SWEET FOOD)

[C] US for crumble noun
(Definition of crisp from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of crisp?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “crisp”

Definitions of “crisp” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More