[ US /səˈkeɪdə/ ]
[ UK /sɪkˈɑːdɐ/ ]
  1. stout-bodied insect with large membranous wings; male has drum-like organs for producing a high-pitched drone
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How To Use cicada In A Sentence

  • I'm now under a dense canopy of bush and the air is suddenly electric with the pulsing of cicadas.
  • Their wings make a whine much like the sound of a cicada.
  • If cicadas come out when few predators are around, they flourish.
  • Watch a kite sweep the skies for large insects such as grasshoppers, cicadas and dragonflies.
  • A faint warm breeze stirred the hairs on his arm as the navy blue sky turned to black as the cicadas cheeped like mobile ringtones. Cheeseburger Gothic » Small Pepsi challenge.
  • Then I stopped the mower, and the cicadas droned on, on, on.
  • The periodical cicada has protruding red eyes and orange legs; adults have clear wings with orange veins.
  • They were all back there — Liat and Maati and Kirath and Tuui and Epani who everyone called the cicada behind his back. A Shadow in Summer
  • Crickets chirped, owls hooted, and cicadas caterwauled in screechy harmony.
  • He says female cicadas use a sword-like organ, called an ovipositor, to slice into small tree branches and insert their eggs. Cicadas Swarm Wide Portions of US
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