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conical

Syllabification: con·i·cal
Pronunciation: /ˈkänək(ə)l
 
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Definition of conical in English:

adjective

Having the shape of a cone.
Example sentences
  • The ancestral tooth shape is conical, but there are numerous variations depending on the diet of the fish.
  • In these cases the whole structure has a more conical shape, with the apex down and its size expanding upwards.
  • Cut the dough in half, transfer one piece to a buttered bowl, and knead the dough to form a conical shape.
Synonyms
cone-shaped, tapered, tapering, pointed, funnel-shaped
formal infundibular
informal pointy
Zoology conoid

Derivatives

conically

1
Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • These straight, conically bored natural horns vary in length from 3 to 20 feet.
  • This analysis approach generates a unique and conically independent set of vectors called extreme pathways.
  • For commoners, it was umbrella hats made from palmyra or the dried leaf of arecanut palm conically folded like a conjurer's hat.

Words that rhyme with conical

canonical, chronicle, ironical

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