Crinkle

Definition of Crinkle

Crin´kle   Pronunciation: krĭņ´k'l
v. t.1.To form with short turns, bends, or wrinkles; to mold into inequalities or sinuosities; to cause to wrinkle or curl.
[imp. & p. p. Crinkled (-k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Crinkling (-klĭng).]
The house s crinkled to and fro.
- Chaucer.
The flames through all the casements pushing forth,
Like red-not devils crinkled into snakes.
- Mrs. Browning.
v. i.1.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.
The green wheat crinkles like a lake.
- L. T. Trowbridge.
And all the rooms
Were full of crinkling silks.
- Mrs. Browning.
n.1.A winding or turn; wrinkle; sinuosity.
The crinkles in this glass, making objects appear double.
- A. Tucker.

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