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English definition of “crackle”


verb [I]     /ˈkrækl/
to make a lot of short , dry noises : A fire crackled in the hearth .Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
crackle noun [no plural]
(Definition of crackle verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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