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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-sik-yuh-ler]
    • /əˈsɪk yə lər/
    • /əsˈɪkjʊlə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-sik-yuh-ler]
    • /əˈsɪk yə lər/

Definitions of acicular word

  • adjective acicular shaped like a needle. 1
  • adjective acicular Metallurgy. (of cast iron) containing ferrite in a needlelike form. (of an alloy) having a microstructure of needlelike components. 1
  • noun acicular (chiefly of crystals) needle -shaped. 1
  • adjective acicular Needle-shaped; slender like a needle or bristle. 0
  • adjective acicular Having sharp points like needles. 0

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Origin of acicular

First appearance:

before 1785
One of the 44% newest English words
First recorded in 1785-95; acicul(a) + -ar1

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Parts of speech for Acicular


acicular popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

acicular usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for acicular

adj acicular

  • acuminate — narrowing to a sharp point, as some types of leaf
  • acute — You can use acute to indicate that an undesirable situation or feeling is very severe or intense.
  • mucronate — having an abruptly projecting point, as a feather or leaf.
  • pointy — having a comparatively sharp point: The elf had pointy little ears.
  • sharp — having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife.

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