Definition of Crinkle

1. Noun. A slight depression in the smoothness of a surface. "Ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"




2. Verb. Make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in. "They crinkle the sheets"; "Crease the paper like this to make a crane"
Exact synonyms: Crease, Crisp, Ruckle, Scrunch, Scrunch Up, Wrinkle
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up, Turn Up
Specialized synonyms: Cockle, Crumple, Knit, Pucker, Rumple, Pucker, Ruck, Ruck Up
Derivative terms: Crease, Wrinkle

3. Verb. Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased. "These fabrics crinkle easily"; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
Exact synonyms: Crease, Crumple, Rumple, Wrinkle
Generic synonyms: Fold, Fold Up
Derivative terms: Crease, Wrinkle

Definition of Crinkle

1. v. t. To form with short turns, bends, or wrinkles; to mold into inequalities or sinuosities; to cause to wrinkle or curl.

2. v. i. To turn or wind; to run in and out in many short bends or turns; to curl; to run in waves; to wrinkle; also, to rustle, as stiff cloth when moved.

3. n. A winding or turn; wrinkle; sinuosity.

Definition of Crinkle

1. Verb. To fold, crease, crumple(,) or wad. ¹

2. Noun. A wrinkle, fold, crease(,) or unevenness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crinkle

1. to wrinkle [v -KLED, -KLING, -KLES] - See also: wrinkle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crinkle

cringles
cringy
crinicultural
criniere
crinieres
crinigerous
crinin
crining
crinion
crinis
crinite
crinites
crinitory
crinivirus
criniviruses
crinkle (current term)
crinkle-root
crinkle root
crinkled
crinkleroot
crinkles
crinklier
crinkliest
crinkliness
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crinklings
crinkly
crinky
crinogenic
crinoid

Literary usage of Crinkle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Cotton Fabrics Glossary by Frank P. Bennett, & Co (1914)
"beam and has only sufficient weight placed upon it to allow it (crinkle warp) to form a shed properly during weaving. The ground or body of the cloth may be ..."

2. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1903)
"... in such full sympathy, that you will doubtless be greeted with well-deserved applause. EASTER IN A HOSPITAL BED. NYM crinkle. Imagine the scene. ..."

3. Elocutionary Studies and New Recitations by Anna Randall Diehl (1892)
"NYM crinkle. Imagine the scene. Feel for the sufferer. When you read the sketch, try to make your audience see and feel. The beat of the village church bell ..."

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