Dictionary.com

acicular

[ uh-sik-yuh-ler ]
/ əˈsɪk yə lər /
Save This Word!

adjective

shaped like a needle.
Metallurgy.
  1. (of cast iron) containing ferrite in a needlelike form.
  2. (of an alloy) having a microstructure of needlelike components.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of acicular

First recorded in 1785–95; acicul(a) + -ar1
a·cic·u·lar·i·ty [uh-sik-yuh-lar-i-tee], /əˌsɪk yəˈlær ɪ ti/, nouna·cic·u·lar·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Essays. Emails. Everything. Get Help Now!