icicle


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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 the Appendix of 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 ?
Missis walked in,' she said, 'as chill as an icicle, and as high as a princess.
Then a tiny icicle detached itself from the roof, and dropped into the woman's mouth, who swallowed it with a smile, and said, 'Perhaps I shall give birth to a snow child now
The trees and shrubs, however, were now leafless, and their twigs were enveloped in the light snow, which thus made a kind of wintry foliage, with here and there a pendent icicle for the fruit.
That little mind, keen as an icicle where tally of jewels was concerned, could not temper itself to enter another's soul; but a demon in Kim woke up and sang with joy as he put on the changing dresses, and changed speech and gesture therewith.
On the rock floor there was in these cases what looked, Sir Henry said, exactly like a broken column in an old Grecian temple, whilst high above, depending from the roof, the point of a huge icicle could be dimly seen.
He had no sense of humour, and was as frostily cruel as an icicle.
He was the most energetic man I ever saw, think quick as a wink, as cool as an icicle an' as wild as a Comanche.
Enveloped in their shaggy watch coats, and with their heads muffled in woollen comforters, all bedarned and ragged, and their beards stiff with icicles, they seemed an eruption of bears from Labrador.
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.
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 ground was hard as iron, the frost still rigorous; as he brushed among the hollies, icicles jingled and glittered in their fall; and wherever he went, a volley of eager sparrows followed him.
Pillars of hard, gray ice supported the high, arched roof, hung with crystal icicles.