- 1Make a rapid succession of short sharp noises: the fire suddenly crackled and spat sparksMore example sentences
- The fire crackled and sparked, sending small bits of flame into the crisp night air.
- The wind sang its gentle desert lullaby, and the prisoners' fires crackled and snapped quietly.
- Hunkered down in my studies, I'd hear the trailer suddenly begin to crackle like a beer can crushed in a fist.
- 1.1Give a sense of great tension or animation: attraction and antagonism were crackling between themMore example sentences
- She told him how she sensed the tension crackling between us on the set.
- The manager seemed cool, calm and collected as the place crackled with excitement and tension.
- The former had called, but the conversations had been brief and crackling with tension.
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- 1A sound made up of a rapid succession of short sharp noises: there was a crackle and a whine from the microphoneMore example sentences
- Chest examination revealed fine late inspiratory crackles with otherwise normal breath sounds.
- There is lots of white noise in the track - crackles and pops that indicate age and handling mishaps.
- The music sometimes sounds a bit wobbly, and pops and crackles are heard throughout the mixes.
- 2 [mass noun] A pattern of minute surface cracks on paintwork, varnish, glazed ceramics, or glass.More example sentences
- She also creates crackle finishes, which makes the frame truly customized.
- Vary the thickness of your crackle glaze until you obtain the desired appearance.
- The crackle varnish of recent years provides a geological quality probably inspired by the Porcelain series of works by a 1990s collaborator, Heather Straka.
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- I had to cast a spell, which required making claw-hands and issuing some sort of crackly lightning sounds.
- I remember hearing the speech of King George V on a crackly radio.
- So far I've teased three clips out, and they're not just fuzzy and crackly, they're very small.