Definition of crickle in US English:

crickle

noun

  • A thin, sharp crackling sound.

verb

  • no object To make a thin, sharp sound; to emit a succession of such sounds.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Yale Sheffield Monthly. From crickle<br>mid 19th century. Alteration of crackle, probably with imitative motivation, the higher vowel being intended to convey a sharper cracking sound.

Pronunciation

crickle

/ˈkrɪkl/