Part of speech: adjective

Apt to crumble; friable.

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Usage examples "crumbly":

  1. It was soon after this conversation that the party ascended the old crumbly stone steps of the great tower of the castle. - "Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children", Grace Greenwood.
  2. It smells so much like a ripe banana we often eat them together, plain or with the crumbly formaggio lightly forked into the fruit, split lengthwise. - "The Complete Book of Cheese", Robert Carlton Brown.
  3. The bones are not crumbly enough, and the rags which the real mummies are done up in are pretty difficult to imitate. - "Montezuma's Castle and Other Weird Tales", Charles B. Cory.