Definition of cranny in English:
noun (plural crannies)
A small, narrow space or opening.
- You could spend several hours exploring the elegant, wide streets, and narrow nooks and crannies.
- There was a large, open interior, with plenty of nooks and crannies.
- My preference is for lowly-lit, low-ceilinged places with nooks and crannies where you can sit in the corner and not be noticed all evening.
late Middle English: from Old French crane 'notched', from cran, from popular Latin crena 'notch'.
every nook and cranny
- see nook.
- Example sentences
- In the middle of Porto, the crannied city in northern Portugal, he has planted a massive crystal, pure and flawless, as though it comes from another world.
- The performers walk, glide, stride and measure ground with their feet through a crannied landscape filled with windows, benches and stands of stage lights.
- Alfred Tennyson made a point regarding what he called ‘flowers in the crannied wall’, saying that if he could understand them, root, branch and blossom, he would know what God and man are.
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