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i·ci·cle

 (ī′sĭ-kəl)
n.
1. A tapering spike of ice formed by the freezing of dripping or falling water.
2. Informal An aloof or emotionally unresponsive person.

[Middle English isikel : is, ice; see ice + ikel, icicle (from Old English gicel; see yeg- in Indo-European roots).]

icicle

(ˈaɪsɪkəl)
n
a hanging spike of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water
[C14: from ice + ickel, from Old English gicel icicle, related to Old Norse jökull large piece of ice, glacier]
ˈicicled adj

i•ci•cle

(ˈaɪ sɪ kəl)

n.
1. a pendent, tapering mass of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water.
2. something resembling this, as a thin strip of silver foil used as a Christmas tree decoration.
3. a cold, unemotional person.
[before 1000; Middle English isikel, Old English īsgicel]
i′ci•cled, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.icicle - ice resembling a pendent spear, formed by the freezing of dripping watericicle - ice resembling a pendent spear, formed by the freezing of dripping water
ice, water ice - water frozen in the solid state; "Americans like ice in their drinks"
Translations
تَجَمُّد الماء أثْناء تَقَطُّرِهِ
rampouch
istap
jääpurikas
jégcsap
grýlukertigrÿlukerti
varveklis
lāsteka
ţurţur
cencúľ
ledena sveča
buz sacağı/sarkıtı

icicle

[ˈaɪsɪkl] Ncarámbano m

icicle

[ˈaɪsɪkəl] nglaçon m (naturel)

icicle

nEiszapfen m

icicle

[ˈaɪsɪkl] nghiacciolo

icicle

(ˈaisikl) noun
a long hanging piece of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water. icicles hanging from the roof.
References in classic literature ?
One winter's day, when the sun was shining brightly, the couple were standing outside their cottage, and the woman was looking at all the little icicles which hung from the roof.
By way of ornament to the dull brown walls, icicles appear in the crevices of the timber, gleaming at intervals in the red fire-light.
One little nook, for instance, was no larger than an unusually big doll's house, and yet it might have been a model for the whole place, for the water dropped, tiny icicles hung, and spar columns were forming in just the same way.
Pillars of hard, gray ice supported the high, arched roof, hung with crystal icicles.
That part of the expedition was easy enough, though the horses were painfully glistening with icicles, and the aspect of the tram- conductors' faces presented a repulsive blending of crimson and purple.
A row of huge icicles hung down from the edge of the roof, and anything more wintry than the whole ANBLICK could not well be imagined; but the sudden appearance of the great mountains in front was so startling that I felt no inclination to move toward bed again.
There, far from the village street, and except at very long intervals, from the jingle of sleigh-bells, I slid and skated, as in a vast moose-yard well trodden, overhung by oak woods and solemn pines bent down with snow or bristling with icicles.
And in the morning, one will arise as fresh as a lark and look at the window, and see the fields overlaid with hoarfrost, and fine icicles hanging from the naked branches, and the pond covered over with ice as thin as paper, and a white steam rising from the surface, and birds flying overhead with cheerful cries.
Little snow people, like her, eat nothing but icicles.
It was a fresh, crystal morning, with icicles hanging like dazzling pendants from the trees and a glaze of pale blue on the surface of the snow.
The tall pines seemed sprinkled with a silver dust, and the willows, studded with minute icicles reflecting the prismatic rays, brought to mind the fairy trees conjured up by the caliph's story-teller to adorn his vale of diamonds.
With this he conducted me to the verge of the cataract, and pointed along the side of the ravine to a number of curious looking roots, some three or four inches in thickness, and several feet long, which, after twisting among the fissures of the rock, shot perpendicularly from it and ran tapering to a point in the air, hanging over the gulf like so many dark icicles.