As nouns the difference between wrinkle and crinkle
is that wrinkle
is a small furrow, ridge or crease in an otherwise smooth surface or wrinkle
can be (us|dialect) a winkle while crinkle
is a wrinkle, fold, crease or unevenness.
As verbs the difference between wrinkle and crinkle
is that wrinkle
is to make wrinkles in; to cause to have wrinkles while crinkle
is (ambitransitive) to fold, crease, crumple, or wad.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Probably from stem of (etyl) gewrinclod .
* wrincle (obsolete)
A small furrow, ridge or crease in an otherwise smooth surface.
A line or crease in the skin, especially when caused by age or fatigue.
A fault, imperfection or bug especially in a new system or product; typically, they will need to be ironed out.
- Spending time out in the sun may cause you to develop wrinkles sooner.
(dated) A notion or fancy; a whim.
- Three months later, we're still discovering new wrinkles .
- to have a new wrinkle
To make wrinkles in; to cause to have wrinkles.
* Alexander Pope
- Be careful not to wrinkle your dress before we arrive.
To pucker or become uneven or irregular.
- her wrinkled form in black and white arrayed
(skin) To develop irreversibly wrinkles; to age.
- An hour in the tub will cause your fingers to wrinkle .
(obsolete) To sneer (at ).
- The skin is the substance that wrinkles , shows age, stretches, scars and cuts.
(US, dialect) A winkle.
(ambitransitive) To fold, crease, crumple, or wad.
- He crinkled the wrapper and threw it out.
To rustle, as stiff cloth when moved.
* L. T. Trowbridge
- The old man's lined face crinkled into a smile.
* Elizabeth Browning
- The green wheat crinkles like a lake.
- All the rooms were full of crinkling silks.
A wrinkle, fold, crease or unevenness.
- He observed the crinkles forming around his eyes and suddenly felt old.