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“stalactite” in British English

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stalactitenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstæl.ək.taɪt/ us /ˈstæl.ək.taɪt/

a column of rock that hangs from the roof of a cave and is formed over a very long period of time by drops of water containing lime falling from the roof

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“stalactite” in American English

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stalactitenoun [ C ]

/stæˈlæk·tɑɪt/

a solid mass hanging from the top of a cave (= large hole in the ground) that is thicker at the top and thinner at the bottom and is formed by drops of water

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