Definition of Cicala

1. Noun. Stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone.




Definition of Cicala

1. n. A cicada. See Cicada.

Definition of Cicala

1. Noun. A cicada. ¹

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Definition of Cicala

1. cicada [n -LAS or -LE] - See also: cicada

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cicala

cibations
cibol
cibols
cibophobia
ciboria
ciborium
ciboriums
ciboule
ciboules
cicada
cicada killer
cicadae
cicadas
cicadellid
cicadellids
cicala (current term)
cicalas
cicale
cicatrectomy
cicatrice
cicatrices
cicatricial
cicatricial conjunctivitis
cicatricial ectropion
cicatricial entropion
cicatricial horn
cicatricle
cicatricles
cicatricotomy

Literary usage of Cicala

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1. The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt by Leigh Hunt (1850)
"Christianism.—Maddalena de Medici. —The Fenus de' Medici.—Finger of Galileo.—An involuntary bumper at parting with Florence.—The cicala.—The fire-fly. ..."

2. Moral Significance of Animals as Indicated in Greek Proverbs by Herbert Pierrepont Houghton (1915)
"Id. I, 148.) Erasmus (p. 276) applies the proverb to the garrulous as well as to the musical. Other proverbs involving the cicala as a type of garrulity are ..."

3. Conversations with Distinguished Persons During the Second Empire, from 1860 by Nassau William Senior (1880)
"Costei- cicala.—It was perfectly tranquil during my government. ... Castel-cicala.—You may have regretted the expedition at that particular time, ..."

4. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century: Poems by Wordsworth, Coleridge by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"Late August or early September, the stunning cicala is shrill. And the bees keep their tiresome whine round the resinous firs on the bill. ..."

5. The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt: With Reminiscences of Friends and by Leigh Hunt (1850)
"The cicala.—The fire-fly.—Trees of Italy.—Manners and morals of the people.—Alfieri.—Maccaroni.—The movement.—The Pope. RESOLVING to remain a while in Italy ..."

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