Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of crinkle.
  • n. The act or sound or something being crinkled.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Fairly unmemorable, though I do recall crinkling my nose and not finishing the glass.

    Once, Twice, Three Times a Hazy

  • And there were a lot of eyebrows - a lot of raised eyebrows that didn't show any kind of crinkling of the forehead.

    'Shop Talk': Where Does Rand Paul Stand On Civil Rights?

  • The female condom, being polyurethane, makes a disconcerting "crinkling" noise during intercourse, and looks like a frat party joke.

    FDA Warnings on Nonoxynol-9 Re-Define Sponge Worthiness

  • Anecdotal evidence from friends suggests that no matter how much delicious food we prepare with our kids, it's almost impossible to avoid advertising that equates falling leaves with crinkling Mars Bar wrappers.

    Linda Novick O'Keefe: Octoberliscious

  • Caleb stroked it again, his eyes crinkling as he gave me a friendly smile.

    My Fair Succubi

  • His smile was slow and cruel, his tattoo crinkling around one red eye as he watched me with a predatory gaze.

    My Fair Succubi

  • I heard it first crinkling through the bottom of the pine tree when I was looking at the sky; I looked down to see it probably 30 feet away waddling towards me, nose down in search for grub.

    The "only real option"!

  • I heard it first crinkling through the bottom of the pine tree when I was looking at the sky; I looked down to see it waddling towards me, nose down in search for grub.

    The "only real option"!

  • The only noise was from the swallowing of chocolate and the snapping of sugar sticks and the crinkling of rice paper wrapper and the scraping of teeth against a gumball.

    Ruby Lu Star of the Star of the Show

  • She smiled back, an almost imperceptible crinkling of the mouth.

    Day of Honey

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