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crackle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Colours & sounds
cracklecrack‧le /ˈkrækəl/ ●○○ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 CSOUNDto make repeated short sounds like something burning in a fire 🔊 logs crackling on the fire 🔊 An announcement crackled over the tannoy.crackle noun [countable]crackly adjective
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Examples from the Corpus
crackleThe logs in the Adam-style open fireplace crackled.He was silent for some time, as the fire crackled.In the living-room, a huge fire was crackling away.His radio crackles back with nothing but static.It crackled for a moment and then fell silent.There was a fire crackling in the big fireplace.The wooden beams and ceiling were crackling in the extreme heat.Singed needles only add to the celebration because they crackle like sparklers and give off the pungent aroma of the evergreen woods.A log crackled on the fire.Welcome to St. Petersburg, a voice crackled over the intercom.He put logs on the fire and the flames crackled up.The story of the Unabomber crackles with the raw mystery and tension of a cops-and-robbers potboiler.
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Verb table
crackle
Simple Form
Present
itcrackles
crackle
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Past
it, theycrackled
Present perfect
theyhave crackled
ithas crackled
Past perfect
it, theyhad crackled
Future
it, theywill crackle
Future perfect
it, theywill have crackled
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare crackling
itis crackling
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Past
theywere crackling
itwas crackling
Present perfect
theyhave been crackling
ithas been crackling
Past perfect
it, theyhad been crackling
Future
it, theywill be crackling
Future perfect
it, theywill have been crackling
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