Definition of katydid in English:


Syllabification: ka·ty·did
Pronunciation: /ˈkātēˌdid


  • A large, typically green, long-horned grasshopper native to North America. The male makes a characteristic sound that resembles the name.
    • Microcentrum and other genera, family Tettigoniidae
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    • Members of the grasshopper family, including crickets, locusts, and katydids, hear with small disks near one of the front leg joints.
    • From every quarter throbbed peepers and katydids and locusts.
    • That winter, the night we built our first big fire, we also hatched out about a million katydids, or as some folk call them, camel crickets.

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