If something is hard and makes a loud sound when you eat it, consider using the adjective, "crispy." This word is similar to "crunchy." Sometimes the opposite of "mushy" (yesterday’s Word of the Day) is "crispy."
- These crackers are light and crispy.
- My cereal isn’t crispy anymore. Now it’s soggy.
- Everyone loves crispy potato chips. Keep the bag closed when you finish eating them or else they’ll go stale.
- Many Americans like to eat junk food that is crispy and crunchy.
- Rice cakes are crispy.
The word "crisp" is almost the same as "crispy," but it can be used for things other than food.
- These crackers are very crisp.
- The lettuce in this salad is crisp.
- Apple crisp is a popular dessert. (The word "crisp" is a noun in this sentence.)
- The air in late October feels cool and crisp.
- The man paid for his meal with a crisp 100-dollar bill. (Newly-minted money is "crisp" because of the way it sounds and feels in one’s hand.)
The word "crispiness" is a noun.
- These crackers have lost their crispiness.
- To retain their crispiness, crackers must be kept in an airtight container.
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June 13, 2014