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
Medieval artisans crafted some Alhambra ceilings to look like a cave’s stalactites, then gilded them with a layer of tinfoil topped by a gold-and-silver alloy.Why once-gold ceilings in Spain’s Alhambra palace have purple stains|Carmen Drahl|September 9, 2022|Science News
With a bedrock of sandstone and shale, two minerals less water soluble than limestone, the area didn’t lend itself to the familiar stalactites and stalagmites of other subterranean tunnels.Mammoth Cave National Park Is Spooky yet Stunning|tzemke|July 29, 2022|Outside Online
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