A tapering, pointed, hanging piece of ice, formed by the freezing of dripping or falling water.
Other Word Forms
Origin of icicle
Middle English isikelisiceiceikelicicle (from Old English gicelyeg- in Indo-European roots)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English isykle, isikel, equivalent to ice + ickle. Cognate with Low German Isjäkel, Ishekel (“icicle”), Dutchijskegel (“icicle”), Danish dialectal jisegel (“icicle”), Norwegianisjukel (“icicle”). More at ice, ickle.
Icicle Sentence Examples
Sparkly jewelry will add an "icicle" effect to your outfit.
String icicle lights around the edge of the room.
Pipe royal icing onto parchment in the shape of an icicle.
I had to break an icicle off my lip this morning when I woke up.
Then use a dab of icing to glue the icicle onto the house.