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  1. (adjective) Firm but easily broken or crumbled; brittle: crisp potato chips.
  2. (adjective) Pleasingly firm and fresh: crisp carrot and celery sticks.
  3. (adjective) Bracing; invigorating: crisp mountain air.
  4. (adjective) Lively; sprightly: music with a crisp rhythm.
  5. (adjective) Conspicuously clean or new: a crisp dollar bill.
  6. (adjective) Marked by clarity, conciseness, and briskness: a crisp reply. See Synonyms at incisive.
  7. (adjective) Having small curls, waves, or ripples.
  8. (verb-transitive) To make or keep crisp.
  9. (verb-intransitive) To become or remain crisp.
  10. (noun) Something crisp or easily crumbled: The roast was burned to a crisp.
  11. (noun) A dessert of fruit baked with a sweet crumbly topping: apple crisp.
  12. (noun) Chiefly British A potato chip.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. But, you know, I hate to admit it, John, the two-party system which I called crisp and the blood, bipolar and everything else, has worked. - CNN Transcript Feb 21, 2008
  2. He called up the workshop, and in crisp, terse sentences gave his orders in a way that went to the older man's heart. - Winged Blackmail
  3. More than anything, the rally was a three-hour (on-time start, on-time finish) theatrical version of the Daily Show itself, held outdoors in crisp autumn air, with what looked to me like a little over 200,000 of their fans. - Charles H. Green: Stewart's and Colbert's Joke is On the Media
  4. The T-shirt was white cotton and the down to the ankle skirt came in crisp silk with slits up the sides. - Armani, Jil Sander & Bottega Veneta Play With Hemlines In Milan (PHOTOS, POLL)
  5. My mother thinks that Evan Lysacek, whom she now calls "the fascist" (because he dresses in crisp all black and slicks back his hair?!), was put in 2nd place despite falling and being bad because the U.S. - return of the girly sports


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