Origin of stalactite
OTHER WORDS FROM stalactitestal·ac·tit·ic [stal-uhk-tit-ik], /ˌstæl əkˈtɪt ɪk/, stal·ac·tit·i·cal, adjectivestal·ac·tit·i·cal·ly, adverb
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH stalactitestalactite , stalagmite
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How to use stalactite in a sentence
Replies stack downward, leading in some cases to long, stalactite-like structures.Most Comments Are Horrible—Sites Look for Ways to Make Them Better|Jesse Singal|July 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In this specimen the tubular cavity of the stalactite is still open.
I halted on my way to visit the curious and wonderful stalactite caverns of Adelsberg; they are like underground cathedrals.
The storeman seizes the head of one bird, wrenches hard, and off it breaks as brittle as a stalactite.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
The outermost cave is 70 ft. in height and 200 in length, with massive pillars of stalactite reaching from roof to floor.
Slow water fell drop by drop from the point of the stalactite upon the point of the stalagmite.The Young Trailers|Joseph A. Altsheler