cylindrical

adjective
cy·lin·dri·cal | \sə-ˈlin-dri-kəl \
variants: or less commonly cylindric \sə-ˈlin-drik \

Definition of cylindrical 

: relating to or having the form or properties of a cylinder

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Other Words from cylindrical

cylindrically \sə-ˈlin-dri-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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Each speaker has seven microphones which are arrayed so the cylindrical speaker can pick up voice commands from far away or even in noisy rooms with lots of conversations going on. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Alexa creepily recorded a family's private conversations, sent them to business associate," 24 May 2018 The cylindrical structure flows into a duller, funnel-like cone, which tapers into a tower with rocket nozzles. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, "Inside the Test Chamber for NASA's Astronaut Vehicle Double," 12 July 2018 State officials monitor mosquito populations using cylindrical traps that lure the insects with a light and then suck them in with a fan. Scott Dance, baltimoresun.com, "Dealing with more bug bites than usual? Mosquitos are at 3 times their normal number in Maryland this summer.," 5 July 2018 The laws, however, are different in Southern Indiana where bottle rockets, Roman candles, fire crackers, sparklers, ground spinners, cone fountains, wheels and cylindrical fountains are legal. Kate Talerico, The Courier-Journal, "The five things you need to know before you hit the road for July 4," 28 June 2018 The teas come in distinctive tumbler-like cups or sleek cylindrical bottles. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Berkeley-based boba shop with Davis store to open in Downtown Commons," 25 June 2018 The sticky, cylindrical rice-cake street-food snacks ddeokbokki are treated like a composed pasta, grilled to offset their inherent chewiness and blanketed with lamb neck ragu and Parmesan shavings. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Andersonville’s Passerotto is a tale of two peninsulas," 21 June 2018 Workmen created these early artificial straws by winding paper around a thin cylindrical form, then covering them in paraffin. Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, "Disposable America," 21 June 2018 Single and mixed bouquets of red, yellow and white carnations, purple roses, goldenrod, chubby pink ranunculus, delicate Queen Anne’s lace and buttery acacia stand in tall, cylindrical glass vases. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "Dan McCleary's paintings: Life at its peak beauty, but then what?," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of cylindrical

1646, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cylindrical was in 1646

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cylindrical

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of cylindrical

: shaped like a cylinder

cylindrical

adjective
cy·lin·dri·cal | \sə-ˈlin-dri-kəl \

Kids Definition of cylindrical

: having a long round shape

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