Origin of icicleMiddle English isikel from Old English an unverified form ?sgicel (akin to Old Norse isjökull) from ?s, ice + gicel, piece of ice, icicle (Brit dialect, dialectal ickle), akin to Old Norse jökull, icicle, glacier, jaki, lump of ice from Indo-European base an unverified form yeg-, ice from source Middle Irish aig, Welsh i?, ice, Cornish yeyn, cold
a tapering, pointed, hanging piece of ice, formed by the freezing of dripping or falling water
- A tapering spike of ice formed by the freezing of dripping or falling water.
- Informal An aloof or emotionally unresponsive person.
Origin of icicleMiddle English isikel is ice ; see ice . ikel icicle ( from Old English gicel ; see yeg- in Indo-European roots.)
- Simple icicle lights lining the room with garland around doorways, and holiday bows around chair backs can create a festive mood without going over the top.
- Strings of icicle lights can vary as much as $10 a strand from store-to-store and the intricate animated Christmas lights can cost even more.
- Consider snow white linens with icicle garlands and red roses or poinsettias to accent.
- Sparkly jewelry will add an "icicle" effect to your outfit.
- Then use a dab of icing to glue the icicle onto the house.