Definition of thicket in English:

Share this entry

thicket

Pronunciation: /ˈTHikit/

noun

A dense group of bushes or trees.
Example sentences
  • They rode down a dirt path in the forest amid the thickets of bushes and trees.
  • The birds love the dense thickets and scrub and clumps of bushes like blackthorn that grow in the older sites of the park.
  • Barely 20 feet below us was a dense thicket of bushes, and there the car lay on its side, undamaged.
Synonyms
copse, coppice, grove, brake, covert, clump;
wood, woodlot, bush

Origin

Old English thiccet (see thick, -et1).

Words that rhyme with thicket

cricket, midwicket, picket, picquet, piquet, pricket, snicket, ticket, wicket

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: thick·et

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.