Definitions for crackleˈkræk əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crack•leˈkræk əl(v.; n.)-led, -ling

  1. (v.i.)to make slight, sudden, sharp noises, rapidly repeated.

  2. (of ceramic glaze) to craze.

    Category: Ceramics

  3. to exhibit liveliness, vibrancy, or the like; sparkle:

    The play crackled with wit.

  4. (v.t.)to break with a crackling noise.

  5. to craze (ceramic glaze).

    Category: Ceramics

  6. (n.)the act or sound of crackling.

  7. a network of fine cracks, as in some glazes.

    Category: Ceramics

Origin of crackle:

1490–1500; crack+-le

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crackle, crackling, crepitation(noun)

    the sharp sound of snapping noises

  2. crackle, crackleware, crackle china(adj)

    glazed china with a network of fine cracks on the surface

  3. crackle(verb)

    having the surface decorated with a network of fine cracks, as in crackleware

    "a crackle glaze"

  4. crepitate, crackle(verb)

    make a crackling sound

    "My Rice Krispies crackled in the bowl"

  5. crunch, scranch, scraunch, crackle(verb)

    make a crushing noise

    "his shoes were crunching on the gravel"

  6. crackle(verb)

    to become, or to cause to become, covered with a network of small cracks

    "The blazing sun crackled the desert sand"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. crackle(verb)ˈkræk əl

    to make many short dry sounds like a fire

    crackling flames; the crackle of the old radio

Wiktionary

  1. crackle(Noun)

    A fizzing, popping sound.

  2. crackle(Noun)

    A style of glaze used in pottery giving the impression of many small cracks.

  3. crackle(Noun)

    The fifth derivative of the position vector with respect to time (after velocity, acceleration, jerk, and jounce), i.e. the rate of change of jounce.

  4. crackle(Verb)

    To make a fizzing, popping sound.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crackle(verb)

    to make slight cracks; to make small, sharp, sudden noises, rapidly or frequently repeated; to crepitate; as, burning thorns crackle

  2. Crackle(noun)

    the noise of slight and frequent cracks or reports; a crackling

  3. Crackle(noun)

    a kind of crackling sound or r/le, heard in some abnormal states of the lungs; as, dry crackle; moist crackle

  4. Crackle(noun)

    a condition produced in certain porcelain, fine earthenware, or glass, in which the glaze or enamel appears to be cracked in all directions, making a sort of reticulated surface; as, Chinese crackle; Bohemian crackle

CrunchBase

  1. Crackle

    Founded as Grouper in 2004, the Sony owned Crackle has taken a long and eventful path to its current status. Finding itself far behind competitor YouTube in terms of pure user numbers, the company (then grouper) began differentiating its product by changing its architecture. Originally a downloadable program, grouper became browser based and added a desktop video editor and a closed P2P content distribution element to its arsenal. With perfect software for a major distributor but a lack of users, Grouper was a prime target for acquisition and was bought by Sony for $65 million, approaching $120 per user by some estimates. Reportedly Grouper turned down a $10 million second round of financing to gain the content support of the major media company. President of Grouper, David Samuel, was no stranger to acquisitions, having sold his old company, Spinner.com, to AOL in 1999 for $320 million. Grouper was set to become a distribution platform for Sony’s vast video catalogue, a streaming video site for lower quality video and a place where fans could make mashups of Sony Content.Grouper was quiet for a while after its acquisition, however, it was reborn Crackle after a complete overhaul of its website in July of 2007. Crackle is now a destination video site for professional producers and anyone hoping to become one. Crackle consists of 12 channels which range in flavor from animation to news. Crackle is ad supported.Although Crackle still lacks in user numbers, it has an incredible asset in Sony and its expansive media empire. Few other startups can match what Crackle can now offer.


Translations for crackle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

crackle(noun)

to make a continuous cracking noise

The dry branches crackled under my feet as I stepped on them.; the crackle of burning wood.

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