from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of crinkles; wrinkly; crimpy; like a crinkle.

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

  • adjective Having crinkles; wavy; wrinkly.

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

  • adjective That crinkles.
  • adjective Having crinkles; wrinkly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves


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  • They would know that one does not bring food items or mints wrapped in crinkly paper to the theatre, then spend several minutes opening them during quiet moments in the proceedings.

    Why we're not going to see Sandra Shamas Edward Willett 2007

  • Of course, she stepped on it, it made the dreaded 'crinkly' noise and she jerked -- her head catching in the loop of the bag.

    poursuivre - French Word-A-Day 2009

  • This February I finally caved in and got rid of a black crushed-velvet bolero trimmed with some kind of crinkly metallic stuff that I had owned since 1969 or 1970.

    Dear clusterflock | clusterflock 2009

  • Of course, she stepped on it, it made the dreaded 'crinkly' noise and she jerked-- her head catching in the loop of the bag.

    poursuivre - French Word-A-Day 2009

  • Her hair, brown and warm in shadow, sparkled, where it caught the light, in a kind of crinkly iridescence, like threads of glass.

    The Cardinal's Snuff-Box Henry Harland 1883

  • It will be made from yellow bricks and sharp-angled sheets of glass with a "crinkly" facade. -- Top News 2010

  • One last note is that this streamer seemed a bit more "crinkly" than the other plain streamers I bought.

    Epinions Recent Content for Home 2009

  • One letter, on crinkly tissue paper, showed that as late as the Japanese – Russian War he had been caught running coal into Port Arthur and been taken to the prize court at Sasebo, where his steamer was confiscated and he remained a prisoner until the end of the war.


  • Prohibited from visiting physically, Ms. della Dora has had to travel to "the immutable cone of Athos" on the crinkly backs of maps, etchings and photographs, and through the masculine accounts of poets, theologians, botanists, bibliophiles, art historians and escaped World War II POWs.

    A Fossil With Flesh Nicholas Shakespeare 2011

  • Scandinavian architecture is all the rage these days, from Lower Manhattan, where the Oslo firm Snøhetta is finishing a much-anticipated structure on the site of the former World Trade Center, to Shenzhen, China, where the Copenhagen studio BIG is designing a crinkly textured skyscraper.

    Making a Mark on Sweden's Landscape J. S. Marcus 2011


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  • British slang. "Noun. A geriatric person. From the appearence of their aging skin. Derog."


    September 12, 2008

  • "lying sluts," oooh gang of four is so cooool..listen to those crinkly, I mean crunchy guitars"." - j cafritz

    "i shared a doobie w/ bez once! btw i like the adjective 'crinkly' for gtrs --- very fem-sonik" - t moore

    January 23, 2009

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    January 24, 2009