crunchy & crunchable

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bieasy

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Hi,

Are the words crunchy and crunchable (Dictionary.com) synonyms?
 

David L.

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No - peanut brittle toffee is 'crunchy' : making a sharp noise when bitten or crushed.
'crunchable' sounds like a word from the world of computers and number-crunching.
If a person did say this, in relation to food, one would infer he meant you are able to bite into it and get a crunching sound as you chewed, as opposed to something like jelly.
 

bieasy

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No - peanut brittle toffee is 'crunchy' : making a sharp noise when bitten or crushed.
'crunchable' sounds like a word from the world of computers and number-crunching.
If a person did say this, in relation to food, one would infer he meant you are able to bite into it and get a crunching sound as you chewed, as opposed to something like jelly.

What I found strange, is that the spelling corrector does not accept the word crunchable despite its existence in the on-line dictionary. Thank you.
 
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