Pronounced: blate, verb/adj
Notes: Such a simple word, but I didn’t know it
The word crepitate means “to make a crackling sound: to make a series of short, sharp noises”
This word came into English twice; first in the early 1600s, and then in the mid-1800s (see below)
Background / Comments
This word comes from the Latin word crepitare (to crackle), and this is the meaning it has had since the mid-1800s. However, when it came into English the earlier time, it had the meaning “to pass gas; to break wind”. Strange, eh?