crackling crackling  /ˈkræ klɪŋ/


  1. (n) the residue that remains after animal fat has been rendered
  2. (n) the sharp sound of snapping noises



  1. She gives us wartime gloom, the crackling three-sided chemistry of Harry and Ron and Hermione, and an epic, cataclysmic finale, among many other minor treats.
  2. There's nothing like a crackling fire made from good old-fashioned firewood.
  3. The Post went from a decent, dull paper to a crackling, moneymaking one.


  1. Review: 'The East'

    "The East" is a crackling good political thriller, made in the spirit of some of the best espionage films and exposing-the-truth motion pictures. Its themes of eco-terrorism and whistleblowers make it feel immediate like few recent dramas.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Tulsa World

  2. Roeper: Recalling the genius of James Gandolfini

    It’s impossible to imagine any list of the 10 most memorable TV characters of all time that wouldn’t include Tony Soprano. James Gandolfini, who died of a heart attack in Italy at the age of 51, was a versatile actor who delivered outstanding character work in films such as “True Romance,” “Get Shorty” and “The Last Castle.” He delivered a crackling performance as Leon Panetta in a few key ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. Analysis: Hezbollah takes Syrian centre-stage, yet remains in shadows

    By Dominic Evans BEIRUT (Reuters) - The voice crackling over the Hezbollah radios was clear and authoritative, and the guerrillas poised to attack the Syrian border town of Qusair recognized it immediately. "As I promised you victory before, I pledge you victory now," Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said, launching a battle in which his fighters decisively defeated rebels trying to ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "Summer nights in Cincinnati will never be the same again without the voice of the ol' left-hander crackling over the airwaves," US Rep. John Boehner of Ohio said in a statement. "To millions, even those who never met Joe in person, his voice...
    on Nov 16, 2007 By: John Boehner Source:

  2. "When I fell I heard a crackling sound but I am happy that there is no fracture," Sarwan said from his hotel room in Leeds yesterday.
    on May 27, 2007 By: Ramnaresh Sarwan Source: Jamaica Gleaner

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