crumble

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier crymble, crimble, from Middle English *crymblen, kremelen, from Old English *crymlan (to crumble), from *crymel (a small crumb; crumble), diminutive of Old English cruma (crumb), equivalent to crumb +‎ -le (diminutive suffix). Compare Dutch kruimelen (to crumble), German Low German krömmeln (to crumble), German krümeln (to crumble).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɹʌmbəl/, [ˈkɹʌmbɪ̈l], [ˈkɹʌmbl̩]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌmbəl

Verb[edit]

crumble (third-person singular simple present crumbles, present participle crumbling, simple past and past participle crumbled)

  1. To fall apart; to disintegrate.
  2. To render into crumbs.

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Noun[edit]

crumble (countable and uncountable, plural crumbles)

  1. A dessert of British origin containing stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat, flour, and sugar.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English crumble.

Noun[edit]

crumble m (plural crumbles)

  1. (France) crumble (dessert)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

crumble m (plural crumbles)

  1. crumble