crinkle VERB form small creases or wrinkles.
NOUN a small crease or wrinkle.
DERIVATIVES crinkly adjective.
ORIGIN related to CRINGE(Cf. ↑cringe).

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  • crinkly — [[t]krɪ̱ŋkli[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A crinkly object has many small creases or folds in it or in its surface. ...her big crinkly face... Try Greek style crinkly olives for a richer flavour …   English dictionary

  • crinkly — crin|kly [ krıŋkli ] adjective 1. ) something that is crinkly has a lot of crinkles in it 2. ) crinkly hair is rough and curly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crinkly — adjective 1 having many thin folds: Andrew stared at the old man s crinkly face. 2 hair that is crinkly is stiff and curly crinkliness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crinkly —    old or an old person    As wrinkled as a wrinkly:     ... there was no sign of the yachting capped assholes or bejewelled crinkly women. (Bryson, 1991, describing shops on Capri out of season) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • crinkly — adjective a stiff, crinkly fabric Syn: wrinkled, wrinkly, crinkled, creased, crumpled, rumpled, crimped, corrugated, fluted, puckered, furrowed; wavy …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • crinkly — adjective see crinkle II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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