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icicle

[ ahy-si-kuhl ]

noun

  1. a pendent, tapering mass of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water.
  2. a thin strip of paper, plastic, or foil, usually silvery, for hanging on a Christmas tree as decoration.
  3. a cold, unemotional person.


icicle

/ ˈaɪsɪkəl /

noun

  1. a hanging spike of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water


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Derived Forms

  • ˈicicled, adjective

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Other Words From

  • ici·cled adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of icicle1

before 1000; Middle English isikel, Old English īsgicel, equivalent to īs ice + gicel icicle; akin to Old Norse jǫkul mass of ice, glacier

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Word History and Origins

Origin of icicle1

C14: from ice + ickel, from Old English gicel icicle, related to Old Norse jökull large piece of ice, glacier

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Example Sentences

Hike up the ice-shrouded Onion River, whose trail is accessed via the Ray Berglund Wayside, before passing through a canyon lined with towering icicles.

Is stabbing someone with an icicle really the perfect crime?

The coldness of his body through the bag jolts me like an icicle through my heart.

Or for that special lady, how about a $1,595 J. Crew icicle dress?

The badge of the order was a ribbon, striped black, white and yellow, and the device something like an icicle.

It was only a long icicle, and all Jack had to do was to touch the reindeer with its point to make them run faster and faster.

Then without warning the Icicle struck something frozen in the ice.

More than human he seemed, there under the icicle loom of the stern-post, his gray hair and beard rigid with ice.

As cool as an icicle, the man stretched himself out again, half on the deck and half in the cab of the launch.

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