Definition of icicle in English:

icicle

Syllabification: i·ci·cle
Pronunciation: /ˈīsikəl
 
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noun

  • 1A hanging, tapering piece of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1A thin, shiny strip of plastic or foil hung on a Christmas tree for decoration.
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    • Ethereal and intricate hangings made from beaded ceramics, lace, and even origami feature alongside more familiar designs including shiny baubles and icicles.
    • To tell you the truth, I think there were more icicles in the girls' hair than on the Christmas tree!

Origin

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

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