cicadanoun [ C ]uk /sɪˈkɑː.də/ us /sɪˈkɑː.də/ plural cicadas
Examples from literature
- At the end of seventeen years the cicadas come up out of the earth in great swarms.
- Everywhere the cicadas kept the heat vibrating with their strident buzz.
- He has brought us the cast-off skin of a cicada to look at.
- In the South it takes only thirteen years for these cicadas to develop.
- The cicada sticks it into a leaf or young twig to suck out the juice.