Definition of crusty in English:


Syllabification: crust·y
Pronunciation: /ˈkrəstē

adjective (crustier, crustiest)

  • 1Having a crisp or hard outer layer or covering: crusty bread
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    • But I'm still not eating the crusty bits of bread, even if you held me down and force fed me.
    • Alternatively, it is just as nice on its own with a crusty piece of bread.
    • There's a choice of Italian cold cuts - you know the list, capicollo to mortadella to prosciutto - served on crusty fresh bread.
    crisp, crispy, well baked; crumbly, brittle, friable
  • 1.1(Of a substance) acting as a hard outer layer or covering: Lake Manyara was ringed by crusty salt deposits



Pronunciation: /ˈkrəstəlē/
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  • To tell the truth, I've always rather enjoyed waking up, crustily or otherwise, and seeing a book collection far better than mine.


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  • An old African buffalo, or a Canadian bison, has, of course, his spells of crustiness, and is then unpleasant, but the boar is always peeved about something or other.
  • It produces crustiness, stiffness, disease and dribbling.
  • The bruschetta had a great balance of textures and flavors - the crustiness of the toast, the bite and the creaminess of the chickpeas and the snap of the vinegar and oil.

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