Examples of icicle in a Sentence
his wife is such an icicle you're lucky to get so much as a greeting from her
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Come winter, if Lake Superior freezes enough, hikers trek to see the mainland caves draped in massive icicles.
Remember Wade staring icicles at 76ers-jersey-wearing comedian Kevin Hart standing courtside, and later Tweeting that his (former?) friend wasn't welcome in Miami?
Aaron Judge and the Yankees were set to play a doubleheader against the Tigers after a rainout on Saturday, but the twinbill was pulled, too, with icicles all over Comerica Park.
But after an offseason in which the hot stove practically grew icicles, Blackmon—who would’ve been a free agent for the first time in his career after this season—played it safe.
Back in January an image of swangas with icicles protruded from them after one of the city's record freezes captivated everyone.
Jagged ice shoots out of the wings and the stage floor like an existential threat, and icicles hang from just about everything.
Tiny icicles hung from the branches, frozen in time, while supercooled raindrops fell all around them.
Moved now and then to its snow room, with icicles on ceiling and drifts at my ankles, followed by dips in the thermal pool.
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Old English gicel, meaning icicle, became Middle English ikyl or ikel and later modern English ickle, which survives as a dialect word in Yorkshire, England. The word for ice in Old English is is, and in a manuscript of about the year 1000 we find Latin stiria, “icicle,” glossed, somewhat redundantly, as ises gicel, that is, “an icicle of ice.” Some 300 years later, in Middle English, this became the compound known today as icicle, which means precisely what it did 1000 years ago.
ICICLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of icicle for English Language Learners
: a hanging piece of ice formed when water freezes as it drips down from something (such as a roof)
ICICLE Defined for Kids
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