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icicle

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Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪsɪk(ə)l
 
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Definition of icicle in English:

noun

A hanging, tapering piece of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water.
Example sentences
  • Then, on location for 1993's The Age of Innocence in Troy, New York, Scorsese ran across an 1896 photo of a burned-out building, hauntingly dripping with icicles.
  • Anastas and his friends endure the cold water, watching icicles form on the brims of their neoprene hoods, to get some of the best surfing of the year.
  • I drank three coffees and forced myself out for a brisk walk to photograph the dripping icicles before they melt.

Origin

Middle English: from ice + dialect ickle 'icicle' (from Old English gicel).

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