1. cicada

noun. ['səˈkeɪdə'] stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone.


  • dog-day cicada
  • cicala
  • seventeen-year locust
  • Cicadidae
  • Magicicada septendecim
  • homopterous insect
  • periodical cicada
  • homopteran
  • harvest fly

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Words that Rhyme with Cicada

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How do you pronounce cicada?

Pronounce cicada as səˈkeɪdə.

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How to spell cicada? Is it scada? Or cycadeae? Common misspellings are:

  • scada
  • cycadeae

Example sentences of the word cicada

1. Noun, singular or mass
Narrow your search based on the word "cicada" or the lines of the poem.

2. Verb, 3rd person singular present
You can find the nests of yellow jackets, Eastern cicada killer wasps and brown hornets outdoors.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
As the name implies, cicada killer wasps kill cicadas.

4. Adjective
An abundance of cicadas draws cicada killers to an area.

Quotes containing the word cicada

1. Of the many forms that silence takes, the most memorable is the dry husk of the cicada.
- Jon Davis