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Meaning & Definition of Crisp in English

English

Crisp

/krɪsp/

noun

1. A thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat

    synonym:
  • chip
  • ,
  • crisp
  • ,
  • potato chip
  • ,
  • Saratoga chip

verb

1. Make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface

  • Make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
  • "The dress got wrinkled"
  • "Crease the paper like this to make a crane"
    synonym:
  • wrinkle
  • ,
  • ruckle
  • ,
  • crease
  • ,
  • crinkle
  • ,
  • scrunch
  • ,
  • scrunch up
  • ,
  • crisp

2. Make brown and crisp by heating

  • "Toast bread"
  • "Crisp potatoes"
    synonym:
  • crispen
  • ,
  • toast
  • ,
  • crisp

adjective

1. (of something seen or heard) clearly defined

  • "A sharp photographic image"
  • "The sharp crack of a twig"
  • "The crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot"
    synonym:
  • crisp
  • ,
  • sharp

2. Tender and brittle

  • "Crisp potato chips"
    synonym:
  • crisp
  • ,
  • crispy

3. Pleasantly cold and invigorating

  • "Crisp clear nights and frosty mornings"
  • "A nipping wind"
  • "A nippy fall day"
  • "Snappy weather"
    synonym:
  • crisp
  • ,
  • frosty
  • ,
  • nipping
  • ,
  • nippy
  • ,
  • snappy

4. Pleasingly firm and fresh

  • "Crisp lettuce"
    synonym:
  • crisp

5. (of hair) in small tight curls

    synonym:
  • crisp
  • ,
  • frizzly
  • ,
  • frizzy
  • ,
  • kinky
  • ,
  • nappy

6. Brief and to the point

  • Effectively cut short
  • "A crisp retort"
  • "A response so curt as to be almost rude"
  • "The laconic reply
  • `yes'"
  • "Short and terse and easy to understand"
    synonym:
  • crisp
  • ,
  • curt
  • ,
  • laconic
  • ,
  • terse