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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ahy-si-kuh l]
    • /ˈaɪ sɪ kəl/
    • /ˈaɪ.sɪ.kl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahy-si-kuh l]
    • /ˈaɪ sɪ kəl/

Definitions of icicles word

  • noun icicles a pendent, tapering mass of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water. 1
  • noun icicles a thin strip of paper, plastic, or foil, usually silvery, for hanging on a Christmas tree as decoration. 1
  • noun icicles a cold, unemotional person. 1
  • noun icicles Plural form of icicle. 1
  • noun icicles plural of icicle. 0

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Origin of icicles

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English isikel, Old English īsgicel, equivalent to īs ice + gicel icicle; akin to Old Norse jǫkul mass of ice, glacier

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Parts of speech for Icicles


icicles popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the 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 icicles

noun icicles

  • chunk — Chunks of something are thick solid pieces of it.
  • glaze — to furnish or fill with glass: to glaze a window.
  • hail — to pour down on as or like hail: The plane hailed leaflets on the city.
  • crystal — A crystal is a small piece of a substance that has formed naturally into a regular symmetrical shape.
  • iceberg — a large floating mass of ice, detached from a glacier and carried out to sea.

Antonyms for icicles

noun icicles

  • water — a liquid solution or preparation, especially one used for cosmetic purposes: lavender water; lemon water.
  • stalagmites — a deposit, usually of calcium carbonate, more or less resembling an inverted stalactite, formed on the floor of a cave or the like by the dripping of percolating calcareous water.

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