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crick·et1

cricket1

 
pronunciation:
krI kiht
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part of speech: noun
definition: an insect that is related to a grasshopper. It has long antennae and strong hind legs for jumping. The male makes a chirping noise by rubbing his front wings together.
 
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Cricket1 comes from criquer, an early French word that means "to creak."
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