crumbly


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crum·bly

 (krŭm′blē)
adj. crum·bli·er, crum·bli·est
Easily crumbled; friable.

crum′bli·ness n.
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crumbly

(ˈkrʌmblɪ)
adj, -blier or -bliest
easily crumbled or crumbling
n, -blies
derogatory slang Brit an older person
ˈcrumbliness n
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crum•bly

(ˈkrʌm bli)

adj. -bli•er, -bli•est.
apt to crumble; friable.
[1515–25]
crum′bli•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crumbly - easily broken into small fragments or reduced to powder; "friable sandstone"; "friable carcinomatous tissue"; "friable curds formed in the stomach";"crumbly cookies"
breakable - capable of being broken or damaged; "earthenware pottery is breakable"; "breakable articles should be packed carefully"
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crumbly

adjective brittle, short (of pastry), powdery, friable The soil is dry and crumbly.
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Translations
سَهْل التَّفَتُّت
drobivý
omladozóroskatag
sem molnar auîveldlega
kolay ufalanır

crumbly

[ˈkrʌmblɪ] ADJ (crumblier (compar) (crumbliest (superl))) [earth] → quebradizo; [cheese] → que se desmenuza con facilidad (Culin) [mixture] → quebradizo (US) [pastry] → sobado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

crumbly

[ˈkrʌmbli]
adj [texture, consistency] → friable; [soil] → friable; [cheese, biscuit, chocolate] → qui s'émiette facilement; [pastry] → friable
n (pejorative) (= old person) → vieux croulant m
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crumbly

adj (+er) stone, earthbröckelig; cake, breadkrümelig, bröselig
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crumbly

[ˈkrʌmblɪ] adjfriabile
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crumble

(ˈkrambl) verb
to break into crumbs or small pieces. She crumbled the bread; The building had crumbled into ruins; Her hopes of success finally crumbled.
ˈcrumbly adjective
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References in classic literature ?
But after a tiresome march of almost half a mile, we came to a hill covered thick with a crumbly rubbish of stones, and so steep that no man of us all was now in a condition to climb it.
He listened greedily to the quail calling, and laughed outright, once, in sheer joy, at a tiny chipmunk that fled scolding up a bank, slipping on the crumbly surface and falling down, then dashing across the road under his horse's nose and, still scolding, scrabbling up a protecting oak.
Down the centre of Baker Street it had been ploughed into a brown crumbly band by the traffic, but at either side and on the heaped-up edges of the foot-paths it still lay as white as when it fell.
It is a versatile Italian hard cheese that is matured to have a crumbly texture with a sweet but strong taste.
Reece's Creamery's Acid Lancashire cheese won the prize for 'Best British Territorial (non-Cheddar)' as well as a gold award in the 'Crumbly Block Lancashire' category.
Worms will pull in leaves and any well-rotted compost or manure on the surface and frosts will break down lumpy soil in to a fine crumbly tilth ready for planting.
They look good with a nice little fern design on top which is sweet and soft and not crumbly. It has a melt-in-yourmouth pastry.
Pastry is lovely and buttery, as well as being crumbly and light, melting in the mouth.
CRUMBLY shortcrust pastry packed full of mincemeat, including some juicy pieces of cherry.
But that thing's far too crumbly. And (wait for it) as for the cake...
I liked the slight bitterness of the plain chocolate though and the biscuit was light and crumbly. 6/10Fox's - Echo Bubbly Mint Crisp (8 bars, 98p) This is in a classy black and mint green wrapper and has equal layers of mint and biscuit covered in thick milk chocolate.
Corrosion occurs when water, salt, and oxygen transform a metal's surface by turning it into a new substance--usually a dark, dull, or crumbly one (see Corrosion at Work, left).