1. [syn: crepitate, crackle]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Crepitate \Crep"i*tate\ (kr?p"?-t?t), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
Crepitated (-t?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Crepitating
(-t?`t?ng).] [L. crepitatus, p. p. of crepitare to crackle,
v. intensive of crepare to crack. Cf. Crevice.]
To make a series of small, sharp, rapidly repeated explosions
or sounds, as salt in fire; to crackle; to snap.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: make a crackling sound; "My Rice Krispies crackled in the
bowl" [syn: crepitate, crackle]