Definition of cracknel in English:

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cracknel

Pronunciation: /ˈkraknəl/

noun

1A light, crisp, savory biscuit.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: crack·nel

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