Meaning of “cicada” in the English Dictionary

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cicadanoun [ C ]

us /səˈkeɪd·ə, -ˈkɑ·də/ plural cicadas

a large insect with transparent wings which it rubs together to produce a high, continuous sound esp. when the weather is hot:

Cicadas buzzing in the maple trees is the sound of hot summer.

(Definition of “cicada” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)