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crackle
American English: /ˈkræk(ə)l/
British English: /ˈkrak(ə)l/

Translation of crackle in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1.1
    (twigs/paper)
    the line's crackling a lot
    hay mucho ruido en la línea
    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.
    1.2 (sparkle) See examples: this city crackles with excitement
    esta ciudad bulle de entusiasmo

noun

uncountable
  • (of twigs, paper) the crackle of the fire
    el crepitar or el chisporroteo del fuego
    the crackle of gunfire
    el traqueteo de los fusiles
    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.

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