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crepitate

Definition:

to make a crackling sound

Class:

perception verb (seeing, hearing, feeling, etc.)

Related to:

crepitation

Past tense:

crepitated

Present participle:

crepitating

3rd-person singular present:

crepitates

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

crackle

Etymology:

(in the sense "break wind"): from Latin crepitat- "crackled, rustled", from the...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

crepitate [intransitive] | crepitant [adjective, derived]

to make a rattling or crackling sound; rattle or crackle (10 of 266 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/crepitate

Oxford Dictionary:

crepitate | crepitant [derived]

make a crackling sound (4 of 54 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/crepitate

Merriam-Webster:

crepitate | crepitated [past tense] | crepitating [present participle] | crackle [synonym] | crepitation [noun, related]

to make a crackling sound; "crackle" (6 of 37 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/crepitate

American Heritage Dictionary:

crepitate | crepitated [past tense] | crepitating [present participle] | crepitates [3rd-person singular present] | crepitant [adjective, related] | crepitation [noun, related]

To make a crackling or popping sound; crackle. (8 of 31 words, pronunciations)

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New World Dictionary:

crepitate | crepitatated [past tense] | crepitatating [present participle] | crepitant [adjective, related] | crepitation [noun, related]

to make slight, sharp, repeated crackling sounds; crackle (8 of 28 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/crepitate

Random House Dictionary:

crepitate | crepitatated [past tense] | crepitatating [present participle]

to make a crackling sound; crackle. (6 of 13 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/crepitate

Wiktionary:

crepitate | crepitated [past tense] | crepitating [present participle] | crepitates [3rd-person singular present]

To crackle, to make a crackling sound. (7 of 8 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/crepitate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

crackle [intransitive] | crackles [plural] | crackled [past tense] | crackling [present participle]

to make continuous short sounds like the sound of wood burning | to be full of something such as nervousness or excitement (21 of 67 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/crackle

Cambridge Dictionary:

crackle [entry 1] | crackly [adjective, derived]

to make a lot of short, dry, sharp sounds (9 of 32 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/crackle 1

crackle [entry 2]

a short, dry, sharp sound; when something makes this sound (10 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/crackle 2

Wikipedia:

Cracklings [disambiguation] | crackling

may refer to: Pork rind | Gribenes, goose or chicken cracklings in Jewish cuisine (13 of 59 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Cracklings

Britannica Encyclopedia:

rattle [musical instrument]

percussion instrument consisting of resonant objects strung together and set in a sliding frame or enclosed in a container such that when it's shaken ... (24 of 290 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/492118​/rattle

Encarta Dictionary:

crepitate | crepitated [past tense] | crepitating [present participle] | crepitates [3rd-person singular present]

to make a crackling or grating sound (formal or literary) | to make the crackling or grating sound of crepitus (19 of 78 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861601306​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

crepitate

First use: early 17th century

Origin: (in the sense "break wind"): from Latin crepitat- "crackled, rustled", from the verb crepitare, from crepare "to rattle"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/crepitate

Wiktionary:

crepitate | crepitated [past tense] | crepitating [present participle] | crepitates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin crepitare ("to creak, rattle, clatter, crackle"), frequentive of crepare ("to creak, rattle, etc., burst or break with a noise, crash").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/crepitate

Merriam-Webster:

crepitate | crepitated [past tense] | crepitating [present participle]

First use: about 1828

Origin: Latin crepitatus, past participle of crepitare to crackle, frequentative of crepare to rattle, crack

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/crepitate

American Heritage Dictionary:

crepitate | crepitated [past tense] | crepitating [present participle] | crepitates [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin crepitāre, crepitāt-, to crackle, frequentative of crepāre, to creak.

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New World Dictionary:

crepitate | crepitatated [past tense] | crepitatating [present participle]

Origin: past participle of Latin crepitare, frequentative of crepare: see "craven"

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Collins Dictionary:

crepitate [intransitive]

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Latin crepitāre

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/crepitate

Encarta Dictionary:

crepitate | crepitated [past tense] | crepitating [present participle] | crepitates [3rd-person singular present]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Latin crepitat-, past participle of crepitare "crackle" from crepare "to rattle", an imitation of the sound

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861601306​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

crepitate [intransitive]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "crepitate"

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the Free Dictionary:

crepitate

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "crepitate"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "crepitate"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "crepitate" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

crepitate | crepitated [past tense] | crepitating [present participle] | crepitates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "crepitate"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

crepitate

Audio: North American pronunciation of "crepitate"

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YourDictionary Audio:

crepitate

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "crepitate" by speech synthesizer

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