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Definition of "crisp" []

  • Firm but easily broken or crumbled; brittle: crisp potato chips. (adjective)
  • Pleasingly firm and fresh: crisp carrot and celery sticks. (adjective)
  • Bracing; invigorating: crisp mountain air. (adjective)
  • Lively; sprightly: music with a crisp rhythm. (adjective)
  • Conspicuously clean or new: a crisp dollar bill. (adjective)

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 "crisp" in a sentence
  • "But, you know, I hate to admit it, John, the two-party system which I called crisp and the blood, bipolar and everything else, has worked."
  • "He called up the workshop, and in crisp, terse sentences gave his orders in a way that went to the older man's heart."
  • "More than anything, the rally was a three-hour (on-time start, on-time finish) theatrical version of the Daily Show itself, held outdoors in crisp autumn air, with what looked to me like a little over 200,000 of their fans."