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Definition of "icicle" []

  • A tapering spike of ice formed by the freezing of dripping or falling water. (noun)
  • Informal An aloof or emotionally unresponsive person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "icicle" in a sentence
  • "Come January, they were selling off what they call icicle lights, but we call fairy lights, for about 50 cents each."
  • "Everyone knows what an icicle is and what it looks like, so this research is very accessible."
  • "Her hilarious and demented crafts projects -- like the meat helmet, the everybody in icicle lights campaign, and the stink-beetle cross stitch -- never cease to amaze me."