Definition of cracknel in English:


Syllabification: crack·nel
Pronunciation: /ˈkraknəl


  • 1A light, crisp, savory biscuit.
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    • The boiling and frying technique remained in use in the Middle Ages for making cracknels, which were small, crisp, sweet biscuits.
    • Round cracknels were given to festival participants.
    • Reginald stared dismally at the biscuit-tin, which now presented an unattractive array of rejected cracknels.
  • 2Small pieces of crackling.


late Middle English: alteration of Old French craquelin, from Middle Dutch krākelinc, from krāken 'to crack'.

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