crisp - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “crisp”

See all translations

crisp

adjective uk   us   /krɪsp/ mainly approving

crisp adjective (HARD)

hard enough to be broken easily used to describe cooked foods, such as pastry and biscuits, that are well cooked so that they are just dry and hard enough Crisp fruit or vegetables are fresh and firm: a crisp appleC2 Crisp paper or cloth is stiff and smooth: a crisp new £5 note/a crisp white tablecloth

crisp adjective (CLEAR)

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

crisp adjective (COLD)

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

crisp

noun uk   us   /krɪsp/

crisp noun (POTATO)

A2 [C usually plural] UK (US chip, 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
More examples

crisp noun (SWEET FOOD)

[C] US (UK crumble) a sweet dish made from fruit covered in a mixture of flour, butter, and sugar rubbed together into small pieces, baked, and eaten hot: apple crisp
(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

Definitions of “crisp” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

generous

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

Word of the Day

May I sit here? Asking for and giving permission.

by Liz Walter,
June 03, 2015
We often find ourselves in situations where we need to ask for permission or to reply to people who ask us for permission. Here are some words and phrases to help you do this in a natural way. The simplest way to ask for permission is with the modal verb can: Can

Read More 

ebolaphobia noun

June 01, 2015
irrational fear of the (spread of) the Ebola virus Ebolaphobia Going Viral

Read More