crinkled crinkled


  • (adj) uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves



  1. For each, he flashed a broad smile, his forehead crinkled into wrinkles.
  2. When the result was announced, Nominee Roosevelt, his long face crinkled up in smiles, hobbled out to the ballroom to greet the Press.
  3. The salad looks like whitish, semi-translucent, crinkled straw wrappers on a bed of curly maroon and green seaweeds.


  1. Best Bet: Zilla’s Glossy Film Purse

    Iridescent and shiny like crinkled mylar, Zilla's PVC film purse seems like a space oddity. It's handy for keeping essentials like vitamins and lip balm organized, and it's a striking conversation piece that reflects light in such a way that it will never get lost in a deep, dark handbag. ... More »
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  2. An Untold Life: Steve "Stumbletown" Adams

    By Maggie Nicholson As a young boy, Steve had already developed his mischievous grin: one that unwrapped and crinkled across his cheekbones. His eyes, reflecting the joy, twinkled like starlight on tinfoil. The grin would show itself readily: as he played with baking ingredients atop a flour-coated counter top, as he chased after his dog, Spooky, and certainly as he grew. Steve was a friendly ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: West Seattle Herald

  3. Reggie Straight credits early detection in beating cancer twice

    Reggie Straight loves to laugh. Her eyes are always crinkled up in merriment. It’s part of who she is — upbeat, positive, cheerful.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Times West Virginian


  1. "He didn't want it steamed out looking normal, he crinkled it up," Hart explained. "I mean I have been able to wring my hands all night. He calls it his shipwreck dress, pulled out of the bottom of the ocean."
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Mary Hart Source: CBS News

  2. "Vallayer-Coster's 'The White Soup Bowl (1771),' with its beautifully rendered planes and rotundities of steaming tureen and crinkled napkin, comes close to Chardin in reverent description of commonplace things," Time critic Robert Hughes wrote...
    on Mar 14, 2008 By: Robert Hughes Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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