[si-kah-luh; Italian chee-kah-lah]
Origin of cicala
< Italian < Latin cicāda cicada
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Examples from the Web for cicala
He received there a great ovation for the victory due to Cicala.
The cicala sang in the flower of the pomegranate, the frog sang by the pond.
The sound of the river and of the cicala is all the noise we hear.The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)
Frederic G. Kenyon
A cicala hidden in the heart of a pomegranate flower sang shrilly now and again.
Cicala, as a reward for his successful charge, was immediately promoted to be Grand Vizier.
- another name for cicada
C19: from Italian, from Latin: cicada
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