Definition of crinkly in US English:



  • Full of creases or wrinkles; wrinkled.

    ‘brown crinkly paper’
    • ‘The first man was described as being black, about 50 to 55-years-old, with crinkly hair and possibly wearing a tweed jacket.’
    • ‘I'm a little bit more crinkly now and older, maybe not wiser though.’
    • ‘In summer the fabrics would be stiff and crinkly.’
    • ‘The stove, which seems to be getting cranky and erratic, refused to cooperate with my desire for roasted potatoes, cooking them well enough but refusing to put a good crinkly crispy coat on them.’
    • ‘A lean, balding man with pale green eyes and a quick, crinkly smile, he is strikingly ordinary in appearance, but flashes of his screen characters surface constantly as he talks.’
    wrinkled, wrinkly, crinkled, crumpled, rumpled, creased, crimped, corrugated, fluted, gathered, puckered, furrowed, ridged, grooved, rippled, wavy, kinked, kinky
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