icicle

An icicle is a long thin piece of ice formed when dripping water freezes, like the icicles you see hanging from houses after a winter storm.

Icicle rhymes with bicycle. Under certain conditions, snow or ice will form into icicles. On a winter day, the sun melts snow or ice which begins to drip, especially from the edge of a roof. The melting water then refreezes, slowly building up to form a long, tapered shape. Icicle is slang for a person who is emotionally cold, like the icicle of a friend who ignores you when you need some moral support.

Definitions of icicle
  1. noun
    ice resembling a pendent spear, formed by the freezing of dripping water
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    type of:
    ice, water ice
    water frozen in the solid state
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