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5 definitions found
 for crinkle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crinkle \Crin"kle\, n.
     A winding or turn; wrinkle; sinuosity.
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           The crinkles in this glass, making objects appear
           double.                                  --A. Tucker.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crinkle \Crin"kle\ (kr[i^][ng]"k'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Crinkled (-k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Crinkling (-kl[i^]ng).]
     [A dim., fr. the root of cringe; akin to D. krinkelen to wind
     or twist. Cf. Cringle, Cringe.]
     To form with short turns, bends, or wrinkles; to mold into
     inequalities or sinuosities; to cause to wrinkle or curl.
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           The house?s crinkled to and fro.         --Chaucer.
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           Her face all bowsy,
           Comely crinkled,
           Wondrously wrinkled.                     --Skelton.
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           The flames through all the casements pushing forth,
           Like red-not devils crinkled into snakes. --Mrs.
                                                    Browning.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crinkle \Crin"kle\, v. i.
     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.
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           The green wheat crinkles like a lake.    --L. T.
                                                    Trowbridge.
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           And all the rooms
           Were full of crinkling silks.            --Mrs.
                                                    Browning.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  crinkle
      n 1: a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his
           face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
           [syn: wrinkle, furrow, crease, crinkle, seam,
           line]
      v 1: make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a
           pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; "The dress got
           wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane"
           [syn: wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch,
           scrunch up, crisp]
      2: become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't
         wrinkle" [syn: rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crease,
         crinkle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "crinkle":
     ambages, anfractuosity, bristle, circuitousness, circumambages,
     circumbendibus, circumlocution, circumvolution, cocker, cockle,
     contort, convolution, corkscrew, corrugate, corrugation, crankle,
     crease, crimp, crimple, crinkling, crumple, flexuosity,
     flexuousness, fold, furrow, intorsion, intort, involution, knit,
     knot, meander, meandering, plica, pucker, purse, ridge, rimple,
     ripple, rivel, rivulation, ruck, ruckle, ruffle, rumple, rustle,
     scallop, screw, scrunch, serpentine, set on edge, shirr, sinuation,
     sinuosity, sinuousness, slink, slinkiness, snake, snakiness, swirl,
     swish, torsion, tortility, tortuosity, tortuousness, turn, turning,
     twine, twirl, twist, twist and turn, twisting, undulation, wave,
     waving, whirl, whish, whorl, wimple, wind, winding, worm, wring,
     wrinkle
  
  

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