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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fal-keyt or fal-key-tid]
    • /ˈfæl keɪt or ˈfæl keɪ tɪd/
    • /ˈfælk.eɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fal-keyt or fal-key-tid]
    • /ˈfæl keɪt or ˈfæl keɪ tɪd/

Definitions of falcate word

  • adjective falcate curved like a scythe or sickle; hooked; falciform. 1
  • noun falcate Curved like a sickle; hooked. 1
  • adjective falcate shaped like a sickle 0
  • adjective falcate sickle-shaped; curved; hooked 0

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Origin of falcate

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
1820-30; < Latin falcātus sickle-shaped, equivalent to falc- (stem of falx) sickle + -ātus -ate1

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Parts of speech for Falcate


falcate 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 66% 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.

falcate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for falcate

adj falcate

  • bowed — Something that is bowed is curved.
  • concave — A surface that is concave curves inwards in the middle.
  • convex — Convex is used to describe something that curves outwards in the middle.
  • curved — A curved object has the shape of a curve or has a smoothly bending surface.
  • crescentic — a shape resembling a segment of a ring tapering to points at the ends.

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