Synonyms for icicle

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ahy-si-kuh l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈaɪ sɪ kəl

Top 10 synonyms for icicle Other synonyms for the word icicle

Définition of icicle

Origin :
  • early 14c., isykle, from is "ice" + ikel "icicle," from Old English gicel "icicle, ice" (rel. to cylegicel "cold ice"), from Proto-Germanic *jekilaz (cf. Old Norse jaki "piece of ice," diminutive jökull "icicle, ice, glacier;" Old High German ihilla "icicle"), from PIE *yeg- "ice." Dialectal ickle "icicle" survived into 20c.
  • As in ice : noun frozen water
Example sentences :
  • An icicle hanging on one's nose is a simple sort of humour in any case.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • I have seen a great army thaw away like an icicle in the sunshine.
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Jed was conscious of a cold sensation, like the touch of an icicle, up and down his spine.
  • Extract from : « Shavings » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Thou art hot-tempered and boyish, but I am cold as an icicle.
  • Extract from : « In the Days of Drake » by J. S. Fletcher
  • He doesn't say for how long, and acts the icicle in the presence of others.
  • Extract from : « Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess » by Henry W. Fischer
  • "I hope you had a pleasant stroll this afternoon," came in icicle tones.
  • Extract from : « An American Suffragette » by Isaac N. Stevens
  • For a little he gazed at him in silence, and his look might have turned a sunbeam to an icicle.
  • Extract from : « A Book of Myths » by Jean Lang
  • Whenever I open my mouth it feels as if some one had stuffed an icicle in.
  • Extract from : « The Young Treasure Hunter » by Frank V. Webster
  • She was no longer the icicle that had put a chill into underwriters and bidders.
  • Extract from : « Blow The Man Down » by Holman Day
  • "Prod him with the icicle," said the Kangaroo to the Polar Bear.
  • Extract from : « Andiron Tales » by John Kendrick Bangs

Antonyms for icicle

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