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Meaning of "cicada" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CICADA

From Latin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CICADA

cicada  [sɪˈkɑːdə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CICADA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cicada is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CICADA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cicada

Cicada

Cicadas, alternatively spelled as cicala or cicale, are insects in the order Hemiptera, suborder Auchenorrhyncha. Cicadas are in the superfamily Cicadoidea. Their eyes are prominent, though not especially large, and set wide apart on the anterior lateral corners of the frons. The wings are well-developed, with conspicuous veins; in some species the wing membranes are wholly transparent, whereas in many others the proximal parts of the wings are clouded or opaque and some have no significantly clear areas on their wings at all. About 2,500 species of cicada have been described, and many remain to be described. Cicadas live in temperate-to-tropical climates where they are among the most-widely recognized of all insects, mainly due to their large size and unique sound. Cicadas are often colloquially called locusts, although they are unrelated to true locusts, which are various species of swarming grasshopper. Cicadas are related to leafhoppers and spittlebugs.

Definition of cicada in the English dictionary

The definition of cicada in the dictionary is any large broad insect of the homopterous family Cicadidae, most common in warm regions. Cicadas have membranous wings and the males produce a high-pitched drone by vibration of a pair of drumlike abdominal organs.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CICADA


Abdelkader
ˌæbdʊlˈkɑːdə
ardor
ˈɑːdə
armada
ɑːˈmɑːdə
autostrada
ˈɔːtəʊˌstrɑːdə
Bader
ˈbɑːdə
bahadur
bəˈhɑːdə
cadre
ˈkɑːdə
carder
ˈkɑːdə
discarder
dɪsˈkɑːdə
enchilada
ˌɛntʃɪˈlɑːdə
espada
eˈspɑːdə
Granada
ɡrəˈnɑːdə
hamada
həˈmɑːdə
khaddar
ˈkɑːdə
Lailat-ul-Qadr
ˌleɪlætʊlˈkɑːdə
nada
ˈnɑːdə
Nevada
nɪˈvɑːdə
ramada
rəˈmɑːdə
regarder
rɪˈɡɑːdə
Vijayawada
ˌviːdʒaɪəˈwɑːdə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CICADA

cicadae
cicadellid
cicala
cicale
cicatrice
cicatrices
cicatricial
cicatricle
cicatricose
cicatricula
cicatrisant
cicatrisation
cicatrise
cicatriser
cicatrix
cicatrizant
cicatrization
cicatrize
cicatrizer

WORDS THAT END LIKE CICADA

aficionada
Almada
bajada
Canada
Dada
empanada
gelada
Grenada
intifada
intrada
Kannada
lambada
Narmada
panada
periodical cicada
pina colada
posada
Sierra Nevada
Spanish Armada
tostada

Synonyms and antonyms of cicada in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «cicada» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CICADA

Find out the translation of cicada to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cicada from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cicada» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cigarra
570 millions of speakers

English

cicada
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सिकाडा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الزيز
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Цикада
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cigarra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ঘুর্ঘুরে পোকা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cigale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cicada
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Zikade
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

セミ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

매미
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cicada
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

con ve sầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிக்காடா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सॅकाडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ağustosböceği
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cicala
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Cykada
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

цикада
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

greier
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τζιτζίκι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

cicada
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cikador
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cicada
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cicada

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CICADA»

The term «cicada» is regularly used and occupies the 55.092 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CICADA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cicada

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CICADA»

Discover the use of cicada in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cicada and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Secrets of the Cicada Summer
Praise for Cicada Summer “One part memory, one part mystery, and a generous dose of atmosphere make this the kind of satisfying read that Summer Reading is all about.” —School Library Journal “Beaty weaves elements from Lily’s ...
Andrea Beaty, 2011
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Cicada Summer
Beautifully written, poignant, and gripping, this is a charming and atmospheric story of personal growth, overcoming grief, and the true nature of friendship and family.
Kate Constable, 2010
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Cicada
Summertime for Blair Reynolds and her friends had always been carefree and fun...until the summer they happened upon something that was not human.
Belle Whittington, 2011
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Cicada
CicadaAfton LockeMarian, a science teacher on summer vacation, moves into Jon's house.
Afton Locke, 2008
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Cicada
In most ways Cicada is an astounding book, nearly a new species of poetry. This book should be widely read because it announces the arrival of a poet who has a good shot at being major.
Mark Nickels, 2000
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The Bizarre Life Cycle of a Cicada
This book details the bizarre life cycle of the cicada, including the deposit of hundreds of eggs on a tree branch and details of a species that can live 17 years.
Greg Roza, 2012
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Cicada Summer
Trilling horror of invading, evolving creatures. “They're coming just as they did seventeen years ago.
Dallas Releford, 2006
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Cicada
A family and community become swept-up in a tempest of violence and tragedy.
J. Eric Laing, 2012
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Song of the Cicada
Her no-nonsense, by-the-book style brings her into conflict with a combative young nurse-in-training who is bent on undermining her authority at every turn.
Sandy Santistevan, 2005
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Cicada: selected poetry & prose
A collection of poetry from one of Russia's leading poets, and a distinguished journalist and essayist.
Tatʹi︠a︡na Volʹtskai︠a︡, Emily Lygo, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CICADA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cicada is used in the context of the following news items.
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Summer's here, for now
I haven't heard one lousy cicada and I can count the number of patio cocktails I have enjoyed on one hand -- well, two, if one counts highballs ... «durhamregion.com, Jul 15»
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Cicada Cacophony
The word cicada means 'tree cricket' in Latin. This name is given to the insect group because the male cicadas create a cacophony of sound ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
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Where are the cicadas this year? Claws, Wings & Other Things
Cicada Serenade Hordes of 17-year periodical cicadas send up a deafening chorus at the Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area and Weiser ... «PennLive.com, Jul 15»
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PLOS ONE's Top 5 Videos of 2015 (So Far)
This insect species Karenia caelatata is called the “mute” cicada since it lacks the usual organs required to produce sounds. However, the ... «PLoS Blogs, Jul 15»
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Munday on Monday: Cicada season
Boy cicada. Seeks a mate;. Hopes his song. Will draw a date: Ree-ree-ree! What cicada. (Sweet, demure). Is the target. Of his lure? She! She! «Kansas City Star, Jun 15»
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Dogs getting sick from eating cicadas
“There's nothing toxic in a cicada that's going to be dangerous to the dog,” she said. “However, when you overindulge, when they eat too many ... «KAKE, Jun 15»
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Cicada mating song fading to its finale
“Locusts are a common name for the cicada, but locusts are an annual cicada,” he said. “They come out shortly after the first day of summer and ... «Fremont Tribune, Jun 15»
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Why You're Hearing 17-year Cicadas In Kansas City Suburbs, But …
Cooley runs magicicada.org, a project that logs cicada sightings across the country and encourages people to submit their own. Zoom into the ... «KCUR, Jun 15»
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Interview: British cycling star Mark Cavendish
Mark Cavendish is the fastest road cyclist in the world but his home lies amid the serene hills, terracotta roofs and cicada song of Quarrata in ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»
10
Cicadas Swarm Kansas Reporter Katya Leick; She Freaks Out on …
A KSNT reporter, Katya Leick, was interrupted on her story when cicadas caused her to have many complications in this raw video. «The Weather Channel, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cicada [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cicada>. Aug 2019 ».
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