What does the word crackling mean?

Usage examples for crackling

  1. Nothing was heard save the sharp crackling of the flames. – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. He was a perfect brush- heap in a blaze, snapping and crackling for a time, and then ending in smoke. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  3. And Frost came nearer and nearer, crackling, laughing, talking to himself, just as he is doing to- day. – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome