1. [syn: crackle, crackling, crepitation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Crepitation \Crep`i*ta"tion\ (kr?p`?-t?"sh?n), n. [Cf. F.
1. The act of crepitating or crackling.
(a) A grating or crackling sensation or sound, as that
produced by rubbing two fragments of a broken bone
together, or by pressing upon cellular tissue
(b) A crepitant r[^a]le.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the sharp sound of snapping noises [syn: crackle,