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Definition of the noun crinkle

What does crinkle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: crinkles

  1. a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface

Alternative definition of the noun crinkle

noun

  1. A wrinkle, fold, crease or unevenness.

Definition of the verb crinkle

What does crinkle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: crinkled | crinkling | crinkles

  1. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; `crisp' is archaic
    • example: They crinkle the sheets
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient]Tony bent the rock
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] [Adjective]Tony folded the flaps open
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state]Tony bent the rod into a U
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] to / into [Oblique, state] with [Instrument]Tony bent the rod into a U with pliers
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument]Tony bent the rock with pliers
      [Instrument - solid] [Verb] [Patient]The pliers bent the rod
      [Patient - solid] [Verb]The rod bent
      [Patient - solid] [Verb] [Adverb]Copper rods bend easily | Cotton clothes dry easily | Crystal vases break easily | Idaho potatoes bake beautifully

      Verbs of Change of State (with the same syntax): bend, crease, crumple, distend, fold, furrow, roll, round, rumple, scrunch, splay, straighten, stretch, unfold, unfurl, unroll, unwind, warp, wrinkle.

    • usage: archaicism / archaism
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of crinkle: crease / crisp / ruckle / scrunch / scrunch up / wrinkle
    • more generic terms: fold / fold up / turn up = bend or lay so that one part covers the other
    • more specific terms:
  2. become wrinkled or crumpled or creased
    • examples: The sheets didn't crinkle | These fabrics crinkle easily
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of crinkle: crease / crumple / rumple / wrinkle
    • more generic terms: fold / fold up = become folded or folded up

Alternative definition of the verb crinkle

verb

  1. To fold, crease, crumple, or wad.

Phrases with crinkle

  1. crinkle root
  2. crinkle-root
  3. to crinkle

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for crinkle

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Google previewDiseases of Temperate Zone Tree Fruit and Nut Crops (1991)

by Joseph M. Ogawa, Harley English

Apple Green Crinkle Unidentified Graft-Transmissible Pathogen Apple green crinkle is a disease of worldwide occurrence. It is especially important in New Zealand because of its adverse effect on the Granny Smith cultivar (Wood 1979), but it ...

Google previewThe Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Victoria (1905)

by Victoria. Dept. of Agriculture

Crinkle is a very appropriate name for another and more serious disease of the apple, noticed over wide areas of the State. This also brings about the death of the tissue, but in larger patches than Bitter Pit. In fact, for all intents and purposes, ...

Google previewThe Journal of the Department of Victoria (1905)

by Victoria. Dept. of Agriculture

Crinkle is a very appropriate name for another and more serious disease of the apple, noticed over wide areas of the State. This also brings about the death of the tissue, but in larger patches than Bitter Pit. In fact, for all intents and purposes, ...

Google previewDictionary of English Etymology (1859)

by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)

Crinkle. To crankle or ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Brewing (2013)

crinkle. mosaic. disease. See prunus necrotic ringspot virus. Nelson Sauvin Nelson Sauvin is a triploid hop variety bred in New Zealand and released in 2000. It is described as dual purpose [12—13% OL-acids, of which 24% is cohumulone; ...

Google previewA Carib Grammar and Dictionary (2008)

by Henk Courtz

/vt/ wrinkle, crinkle (w)otuririko /vm/ wrinkle, crinkle tuririky /n/ wrinkle, crinkle turisi [Ap turisi] / n/ tree sp. [Tou- licia spp. (Sapindaceae), Talisia spp. (Sapindaceae)] [Ahlbr.

Google previewEncyclopedia of toxicology (2005)

Dib-L] by Philip Wexler, Bruce D. Anderson

Turnip crinkle virus genes required for RNA replication and virus movement. Virology 186: 1. Morris TJ and Carrington JC (1988) Carnation mottle virus and ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1995)

rub 4 friz, snag 5 check, frizz, screw 6 bridle, hamper, hold in, hurdle, rimple, ruck up, rumple 7 crinkle, crumple, inhibit, scrunch, wrinkle 8 hold back, hold down, mountain, obstacle, restrain, withhold 9 constrain 10 impediment 1 1 Chinese ...

Google previewDiamond Pocket English Dictionary

by Dr. Baljit Singh

creepy crinkle creepy a. horrible, fearful, cremate v.t to bum (a dead body). cremation n. act of cremating. cremator n. one who cremates . crematorium, crematory n. place for the cremation of dead bodies. crescendo' a. of increasing loudness.

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

bold: desperado criminal's encourager or helper: accessory, accomplice H crimp: bend, corrugate, cramp, crease, crinkle, curl, fold, frizz, hamper, mold, obstacle, pinch, plait, pleat, ruffle, snag, thwart, wave, wrinkle crimson: beet red, bloody, ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

crinkle A wrinkled or puckered effect in fabric that may be obtained in a number of ways, either in the construction of the cloth or in finishing. Sometimes used to describe the ...

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Usage statistics about crinkle

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun crinkle:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb crinkle:

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Scrabble value of C3R1I1N1K5L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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