crackling

[ krak-ling or for 2, 3, -luh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF crackling

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And over all was a constant hum, a crackling, a whining of spinning parts.

His voice was almost a scream, shrill and crackling with excitement.

The linen was crackling between his fingers, and splinters of ice were breaking off.

"'As the crackling of thorns under a pot,'" he quoted soberly.

The badger kept on, until he heard the crackling of the burning twigs.

"I am sorry that we have to part, my men," he said at last in a crackling voice.

There followed a crackling of twigs and a rush of heavy feet.

The tubes behind the screen were crackling, and the screen itself had come to life.

As I looked, I could hear the crackling of timber and the sound of wood burning.

They began to writhe about his limbs, but drew no sound to vie with their crackling.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., crackelen, frequentative of cracken "to crack" (see crack (v.)). Related: Crackled; crackling. The noun is recorded from 1833.

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