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