Definition of katydid in English:

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katydid

Pronunciation: /ˈkādēˌdid/

noun

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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.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: ka·ty·did

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