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English definition of “crisp”

crisp

adjective (HARD)    /krɪsp/ mainly approving
hard enough to be broken easily Hard 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 apple Hard and firm C2 describes paper or cloth that is stiff and smooth : a crisp new £5 note /a crisp white tablecloth Hard and firm crisply     /-li/ adverb Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive crispness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Not saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourNot being friendlyDigressing and being indirect or evasive
(Definition of crisp adjective (HARD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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