(noun, verb)


1. a slight depression or fold in the smoothness of a surface

Similar word(s): crease, furrow, line, seam, wrinkle

Definition categories: shape, depression, impression, imprint

Sentences with crinkle as a noun:

- He observed the crinkles forming around his eyes and suddenly felt old.


1. make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; `crisp' is archaic

Similar word(s): crease, crisp, ruckle, scrunch, wrinkle

Definition categories: contact, fold

2. become wrinkled or crumpled or creased

Similar word(s): crease, crumple, rumple, wrinkle

Definition categories: change, fold

Sentences with crinkle as a verb:

- He crinkled the wrapper and threw it out.

- The old man's lined face crinkled into a smile.