Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Crackling: specifically applied, in pathology, to the pathognomic sound of the lungs in pneumonia.
  • In entomology, having the power of crepitation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a crackling sound; crackling; rattling.
  • adjective (Med.) a peculiar crackling sound audible with inspiration in pneumonia and other lung disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective crackling; rattling

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  • Having or making a crackling sound.

    May 12, 2008

  • ...the film ending now, to sombre crepitant chords...

    - Malcolm Lowry, October Ferry to Gabriola

    July 30, 2008

  • Citation on charlock.

    August 30, 2008

  • "They trooped through hospital rooms and examined patients, made diagnoses, heard the crepitant rales of a diseased lung, felt the alien and inhuman marble texture of a tumor..."

    —John M. Barry, The Great Influenza (NY: Penguin Books, 2004), 64

    February 11, 2009