- crunchy [adj] brittle chewy, crackling, crisp, crispy, crumbly, crusty; concept 606
New thesaurus. 2014.
New thesaurus. 2014.
crunchy — 1892, from CRUNCH (Cf. crunch) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Student slang sense of annoyingly intense about health or environmental issues is by 1990, short for crunchy granola; not entirely pejorative at first. Related: Crunchiness … Etymology dictionary
crunchy — ► ADJECTIVE (crunchier, crunchiest) ▪ making a crunching noise when bitten or crushed. DERIVATIVES crunchily adverb crunchiness noun … English terms dictionary
crunchy — [krunchē] adj. crunchier, crunchiest making a crunching sound, as when chewed crunchiness n … English World dictionary
crunchy — [[t]krʌ̱ntʃi[/t]] crunchier, crunchiest ADJ GRADED (approval) Food that is crunchy is pleasantly hard or crisp so that it makes a noise when you eat it. ...fresh, crunchy vegetables... Bake the mixture for 30 minutes until the top is golden and… … English dictionary
crunchy — UK [ˈkrʌntʃɪ] / US adjective Word forms crunchy : adjective crunchy comparative crunchier superlative crunchiest crunchy foods make a loud noise when you bite them … English dictionary
crunchy — adjective a) likely to crunch, especially with reference to food when it is eaten San Franciso is a very crunchy town. b) having sensibilities of a counter culture nature lover or hippie; derived from the concept of crunchy granola. Syn: crispy … Wiktionary
crunchy — crunch|y [ˈkrʌntʃi] adj food that is crunchy is firm and makes a noise when you bite it usually used to show approval ▪ a delicious crunchy salad >crunchiness n [U] … Dictionary of contemporary English
crunchy — adjective food that is crunchy is firm and fresh, and makes a noise when you bite it: a crunchy apple crunchiness noun (U) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
crunchy — adjective (crunchier; est) Date: 1913 making a crunching sound when chewed or pressed < crunchy lettuce > • crunchily adverb • crunchiness noun … New Collegiate Dictionary
crunchy — adj. Crunchy is used with these nouns: ↑candy, ↑lettuce, ↑salad, ↑texture … Collocations dictionary