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verb [intransitive] crackle pronunciation in American English /ˈkræk(ə)l/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycrackle
he/she/itcrackles
present participlecrackling
past tensecrackled
past participlecrackled
  1. 1
    to make continuous short sounds like the sound of wood burning
    The radio began to crackle.
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  2. 2
    to be full of something such as nervousness or excitement
    The atmosphere crackled with expectation.
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 crackle pronunciation in American English noun [countable/uncountable]
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singularcrackle
pluralcrackles
the crackle of thunder in the distance
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