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[si-kah-luh; Italian chee-kah-lah]
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noun, plural ci·ca·las, Italian ci·ca·le [chi-kah-le] /tʃɪˈkɑ lɛ/.
  1. cicada.
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Origin of cicala

< Italian < Latin cicāda cicada
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Historical Examples

  • He received there a great ovation for the victory due to Cicala.

    The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay

    Lord Eversley

  • 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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for cicala


noun plural -las or -le (-leɪ, Italian -le)
  1. another name for cicada
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Word Origin

C19: from Italian, from Latin: cicada
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