conical

adjective

con·​i·​cal ˈkä-ni-kəl How to pronounce conical (audio)
: resembling a cone especially in shape
conically adverb

Examples of conical in a Sentence

The tree has a conical shape.
Recent Examples on the Web The small village of Alberobello is sprinkled with quaint restaurants and shops housed within the conical roofs and thick stone walls of trullo. Lucrezia Worthington, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Nov. 2023 This roomy corner building made of an iron-spot Roman-style brick has a big round turret and conical roof. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 24 Feb. 2024 For instance, some species were categorized as saber toothed, conical toothed, or scimitar toothed. Paul Smaglik, Discover Magazine, 17 May 2024 Also, while the brew basket and carafe were easy to clean, the reverse conical shape of the carafe and lid left a little bit of coffee and water in the carafe even when poured at a hard angle. Michelle Rostamian, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for conical 

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Word History

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conical was in 1570

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Cite this Entry

“Conical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conical. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

conical

adjective
con·​i·​cal ˈkän-i-kəl How to pronounce conical (audio)
: shaped like a cone
a conical cap
conically adverb

Medical Definition

conical

adjective
con·​i·​cal ˈkän-i-kəl How to pronounce conical (audio)
variants or conic
: resembling a cone especially in shape
conically adverb

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