crackling

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

crackling (countable and uncountable, plural cracklings)

  1. (cooking, in the plural in US) Fat that, after roasting a joint, hardens and crispens.
    • Lamb
      For the first time in his life he tasted crackling.
  2. (cooking, in the singular in Britain) The crispy rind of roast pork.
  3. The making of small, sharp cracks or reports, frequently repeated.
    the bangs and cracklings of fireworks
  4. (obsolete, usually in the plural) Food for dogs, made from the refuse of tallow melting.
  5. Three stripes of velvet worn on the sleeves of students at St John's College, Cambridge.

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Verb[edit]

crackling

  1. present participle of crackle