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crunchy

Syllabification: crunch·y
Pronunciation: /ˈkrən(t)SHē
 
/

Definition of crunchy in English:

adjective (crunchier, crunchiest)

1Making a sharp noise when bitten or crushed and (of food) pleasantly crisp: bake until the topping is crunchy
More example sentences
  • Sometimes if l want a really crunchy topping l crush a pack of plain crisps and add them to the cheese before crumbling it over the surface.
  • It was absolutely delicious - each bite filled with the crunchy Rice Krispie/caramel/meringue layer and the smooth, rich whipped cream.
  • Aside from the usual setup of guitar, bass, and drums, the album is home to lots of strange, squeaky, and crunchy noises.
2North American informal Politically and environmentally liberal: a song that incorporates whale-singing seems pretty crunchy
More example sentences
  • It is not about being politically correct so we are not looking for earth crunchy soup kitchen volunteers here.

Derivatives

crunchily

1
Pronunciation: /-CHəlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • There were also slick, slightly irony sautéed greens and pale enoki mushrooms that were crunchily watery in that way that those mushrooms are.

crunchiness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • I liked the high level of spice, but the menial amount of the fresh ingredients (noticeably the herbs and onions plus the chutneys) that could have really perked up this tall pile of crunchiness, were too few and far between.
  • While I'm chewing away on this bread I noticed a distinct crunchiness that's not usually expected with breadsticks.
  • Stir-fry for 3-4 mins until the vegetables start to colour but retain their crunchiness.

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