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crackling

noun
     
Related topics: Colours and Sounds, Food
crack‧ling
1 [singular, uncountable]C the sound made by something when it crackles:
There was silence except for the crackling of the fire.
2 [uncountable] British EnglishDF the hard skin on a piece of pig meat when it has been cooked for a long time
3

cracklings

[plural] American English pieces of skin, usually from a pig or chicken, that have been cooked in hot oil and are eaten cold

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