Crac"kle (krăk"k'l), v. i.
[Dim. of crack.] To make slight cracks; to make
small, sharp, sudden noises, rapidly or frequently repeated; to
crepitate; as, burning thorns crackle.
The unknown ice that crackles underneath
Crac"kle, n. 1.
The noise of slight and frequent cracks or reports; a
The crackle of fireworks.
2. (Med.) A kind of crackling
sound or râle, heard in some abnormal states of the lungs;
as, dry crackle; moist crackle.
3. (Fine Arts) 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.