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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-sik-yuh-lit, -leyt or uh-sik-yuh--ley-tid]
    • /əˈsɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt or əˈsɪk yə ˌleɪ tɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-sik-yuh-lit, -leyt or uh-sik-yuh--ley-tid]
    • /əˈsɪk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt or əˈsɪk yə ˌleɪ tɪd/

Definitions of aciculate word

  • adjective aciculate having aciculae 3
  • adjective aciculate marked with or as if with needle scratches 3
  • adjective aciculate having marks like scratches made by a needle 3
  • adjective aciculate having aciculae. 1
  • adjective aciculate marked as with needle scratches. 1
  • adjective aciculate needle-shaped; acicular. 1

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Origin of aciculate

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
First recorded in 1830-40; acicul(a) + -ate1

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Parts of speech for Aciculate


aciculate popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for aciculate

adj aciculate

  • acicular — shaped like a needle.
  • 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.

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