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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 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 Agriculture of Victoria (1905)

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 previewLake District Winter Climbs (2006)

Snow, Ice and Mixed Climbs in the English Lake District by Brian Davison

The Wrinkled Crinkle 25m IV/V (4) 1984 Slightly downstream from the 30m wall is a small crag. The Wrinkled Crinkle is the first ice streak to be reached  ;...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Philip Wexler, Bruce 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 previewDesk Encyclopedia of General Virology (2010)

by Marc H.V. van Regenmortel, Brian W.J. Mahy

/BaMV satellite RNA 836 nt $20 kDa L22762 Small, linear ssRNAs satellites Carmovirus Turnip crinkle virus (TCV)/TCV satellite RNA  ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fruit & Nuts (2008)

by Jules Janick, Robert E. Paull

Collar rot Ca/onectria crofolariae Base of trunk, crown roots Hawaii, Thailand Powdery mildew Alfernaria fruit rot Blackspot Anthracnose chocolate spot Soft rot Stem-end rot Phoma rot Phomopsis rot Stemphylium rot Fruit rots Yellow crinkle ...

Google previewDesk Encyclopedia of Plant and Fungal Virology (2009)

by Marc H.V. van Regenmortel, Brian W.J. Mahy

kbp sgRNA Figure 1 Genome organization of a typical carmovirus as represented by turnip crinkle virus (TCV). The boxes represent open ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* CRINKLE, n.s. [from the verb.] A wrinkle; a sinuosity. (t.) * To Crinkle, v. a. \_krinckclcn, Dutch .

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York City (2010)

Second Edition by Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood

Carpenter Wheeler, the most influential reviewer just after the Civil War, who wrote for the New York Weekly Leader as “Trinculo” and later for the New York World and the Sun as “Nym Crinkle”; by the 1870s pseudonyms were rarely used .

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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:

crinklecreasewrinklecrumple

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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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