Definition of Crumbly

1. Adjective. Easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder. "Crumbly cookies"

Exact synonyms: Friable
Similar to: Breakable
Derivative terms: Crumb, Crumbliness, Friability



Definition of Crumbly

1. a. Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.

Definition of Crumbly

1. Adjective. easy to break into small fragments; brittle or friable ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crumbly

1. easily crumbled [adj -BLIER, -BLIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crumbly

crumble
crumbled
crumbler
crumblers
crumbles
crumbless
crumblet
crumblier
crumbliest
crumblike
crumbliness
crumblinesses
crumbling
crumblingly
crumblings
crumbly (current term)
crumbs
crumbum
crumbums
crumby
crumcake
crumcakes
crumen
crumenal
crumenals
crumens
crumhorn
crumhorns
crummack
crummacks

Literary usage of Crumbly

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1. The Black Side: A Partial History of the Business, Religious, and by Edward R. Carter (1894)
"Among the prosperous men of Georgia, is Floyd H. crumbly, of Atlanta. ... In commencing this business, Mr. crumbly started at the lowest round of the ladder ..."

2. John Ayscough's Letters to His Mother During 1914, 1915, and 1916 by John Ayscough (1919)
"I warned him not to walk at all near the edge because of the crumbly soil, and hollow overhanging summits, and he said, "What an easy place pour se suicider ..."

3. Battling for Social Betterment: Southern Sociological Congress, Memphis by James Edward McCulloch (1914)
"THE RELIGIOUS BASIS OF SOCIAL SERVICE FATHER PETER A. crumbly, OFM, MEMPHIS, TENN. SOCIAL service is a methodical endeavor to regenerate and ameliorate ..."

4. Catalogue of the Exhibition of Paintings of Hokusai by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1901)
"crumble of the crumbly line until it broadens out into «i set of broken ink masses on the periphery ; second, the strong mussing of the dark parts into the ..."

5. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, James Norris Brewer, Edward Wedlake Brayley, Frederic Shoberl, Joseph Nightingale, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, John Bigland, John Evans, Thomas Rees (1802)
"On the top was the sod, or common turf; then a layer of crumbly earth, which was at first brittle, but, on being exposed to the air, acquired a great ..."

6. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1872)
"All moist and crumbly, being in good working condition. (These were not noted individually. ... Moist and nearly as crumbly as in Dactylis. Lotus, 1 and 2. ..."

7. Passages from the English Note-books of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1880)
"The castle is not at all crumbly, but in excellent repair, though so venerable. There are rooks cawing about the shapeless patches of their nests, ..."

8. Special Report by Geological Survey of Alabama, Columbia University, School of Dental and Oral Surgery (1847)
"Section of iron ore in cross-cut trench 1.5 miles southwest of Sulphur Springs Southeast limb of small anticline Ft. In. Ore, soft, crumbly, argillaceous 7 ..."

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