crackling

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

crackling (countable and uncountable, plural cracklings)

  1. (cooking) Fat that, after roasting a joint, hardens and crispens.
    • Lamb
      For the first time in his life he tasted crackling.
  2. The making of small, sharp cracks or reports, frequently repeated.
    the bangs and cracklings of fireworks

Verb[edit]

crackling

  1. Present participle of crackle.