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Definition of cicada noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cicada

 noun
noun
NAmE//səˈkeɪdə//
 
 
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a large insect with transparent wings, common in hot countries. The male makes a continuous high sound by making two membranes (= pieces of thin skin) on its body vibrate (= move very fast). Cicadas buzzed in the heat of the day.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cicada