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Definition of "crinkle" [crin•kle]

  • To form wrinkles or ripples. (verb-intransitive)
  • To make a soft crackling sound; rustle. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to crinkle. (verb-transitive)
  • A wrinkle, ripple, or fold. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "crinkle" in a sentence
  • "I can confirm the crinkle is deafening. dianesmith5 Says:"
  • "Final question, the -- because I have the same skepticism that what I would describe as the crinkle effect."
  • "Fabrics that are textured like linen, wool, or even "crinkle" fabrics can distract the eye from bumps and bulges."