crackling etymology

English word crackling comes from English crackle

Detailed word origin of crackling

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crackle English (eng) (physics) The fifth derivative of the position vector with respect to time (after velocity, acceleration, jerk, and jounce), i.e. the rate of change of jounce.. (pottery) A style of glaze giving the impression of many small cracks.. A fizzing, popping sound. (intransitive) To make a fizzing, popping sound.
crackling English (eng) (cookery, in the plural, _, in, _, US) Fat that, after roasting a joint, hardens and crispens.. (cookery, in the singular, _, in, _, Britain) The crispy rind of roast pork.. (obsolete, usually plural) Food for dogs, made from the refuse of tallow melting.. The making of small, sharp cracks or reports, frequently repeated.