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n. Archaic
A cicada.

[Italian, from Latin cicāda.]


(sɪˈkɑːlə; Italian tʃiˈkala)
n, pl -las or -le (-leɪ; Italian -le)
(Animals) another name for cicada
[C19: from Italian, from Latin: cicada]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cicala - stout-bodied insect with large membranous wingscicala - stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone
homopteran, homopterous insect - insects having membranous forewings and hind wings
dog-day cicada, harvest fly - its distinctive song is heard during July and August
Magicicada septendecim, periodical cicada, seventeen-year locust - North American cicada; appears in great numbers at infrequent intervals because the nymphs take 13 to 17 years to mature
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Everything that lived or grew, was oppressed by the glare; except the lizard, passing swiftly over rough stone walls, and the cicala, chirping his dry hot chirp, like a rattle.
The panel of judges this year included DPReview editors, as well as Roger Cicala with LensRentals.
Cicala argues that outcome supports the Averch-Johnson theory of regulation, which argues that rate-of-return regulation induces more--rather than less--capital-intensive production methods (scrubbers rather than low-sulfur coal) because of the guaranteed rate of return on investment.
Turiel M, Sitia S, Cicala S, Magagnin V, Bo I, Porta A, Caiani E, Ricci C, Licari V, De Gennaro Colonna V, Tomasoni L.
Cicala, G, Milella, A, Palumbo, F, Favia, P, d'Agostino, R, "Morphological and Structural Study of Plasma Deposited Fluorocarbon Films at Different Thicknesses.
Zou, Zhongcheng, Ashley Chastain, Susan Moir, Jennifer Ford, Kathryn Trandem, Elena Martinelli, Claudia Cicala, Paul Crocker, James Arthos, and Peter D.
L'obiettivo sembra starle talmente a cuore da spingersi a suggerire a Filippo, per tramite di Francesco, le persone dalle quali dovrebbe distanziarsi, come Francesco degli Albizi: "Messer Albizo giunse in Roma, e credo neghera tutto a Filippo, che e un bugiardo nidiace, ma io so che ha detto a costei i secreti nostri quali ho conosciuto pe' contrasegni: Filippo farebbe bene, anzi benissimo, a non praticar seco, perche e un uomo disonorevole e la maggior cicala che sia in Francia" (Romano 50).
FROM NEAR AND FAR Paul Douglas, left, and Patricio Guterrez Cicala
According to the Spanish media, Philomene Cicala was supposed to have been freed along with Gamez, but she wasn't and no one seems to know why.