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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