Search Result for "crinkle": pronunciation
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface;
- Example: "his face has many lines"
- Example: "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
[syn: wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line]


VERB (2)

1. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in;
- Example: "The dress got wrinkled"
- Example: "crease the paper like this to make a crane"
[syn: wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crisp]

2. become wrinkled or crumpled or creased;
- Example: "This fabric won't wrinkle"
[syn: rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkle]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crinkle \Crin"kle\, n. A winding or turn; wrinkle; sinuosity. [1913 Webster] The crinkles in this glass, making objects appear double. --A. Tucker. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crinkle \Crin"kle\ (kr[i^][ng]"k'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crinkled (-k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Crinkling (-kl[i^]ng).] [A dim., fr. the root of cringe; akin to D. krinkelen to wind or twist. Cf. Cringle, Cringe.] To form with short turns, bends, or wrinkles; to mold into inequalities or sinuosities; to cause to wrinkle or curl. [1913 Webster] The house?s crinkled to and fro. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Her face all bowsy, Comely crinkled, Wondrously wrinkled. --Skelton. [1913 Webster] The flames through all the casements pushing forth, Like red-not devils crinkled into snakes. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crinkle \Crin"kle\, v. i. To turn or wind; to run in and out in many short bends or turns; to curl; to run in waves; to wrinkle; also, to rustle, as stiff cloth when moved. [1913 Webster] The green wheat crinkles like a lake. --L. T. Trowbridge. [1913 Webster] And all the rooms Were full of crinkling silks. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

crinkle n 1: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles" [syn: wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam, line] v 1: make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; "The dress got wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane" [syn: wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crisp] 2: become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle" [syn: rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkle]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "crinkle": ambages, anfractuosity, bristle, circuitousness, circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution, circumvolution, cocker, cockle, contort, convolution, corkscrew, corrugate, corrugation, crankle, crease, crimp, crimple, crinkling, crumple, flexuosity, flexuousness, fold, furrow, intorsion, intort, involution, knit, knot, meander, meandering, plica, pucker, purse, ridge, rimple, ripple, rivel, rivulation, ruck, ruckle, ruffle, rumple, rustle, scallop, screw, scrunch, serpentine, set on edge, shirr, sinuation, sinuosity, sinuousness, slink, slinkiness, snake, snakiness, swirl, swish, torsion, tortility, tortuosity, tortuousness, turn, turning, twine, twirl, twist, twist and turn, twisting, undulation, wave, waving, whirl, whish, whorl, wimple, wind, winding, worm, wring, wrinkle




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