Definitions for cracklingˈkræk lɪŋ or, for 2, 3 , -lən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crack•lingˈkræk lɪŋ or, for 2, 3 , -lən(n.)

  1. a series of slight cracking sounds.

  2. the crisp browned skin of roast pork.

    Category: Cooking

  3. Usu., cracklings.the crisp residue left when fat is rendered.

    Category: Cooking, Dialect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. greaves, crackling(noun)

    the residue that remains after animal fat has been rendered

  2. crackle, crackling, crepitation(noun)

    the sharp sound of snapping noises


  1. crackling(Noun)

    (gastronomy) Fat that, after roasting a joint, hardens and crispens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crackling(noun)

    the making of small, sharp cracks or reports, frequently repeated

  2. Crackling(noun)

    the well-browned, crisp rind of roasted pork

  3. Crackling(noun)

    food for dogs, made from the refuse of tallow melting

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the crisp rind of roast pork.

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