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Main Entry: 1crick·et
Pronunciation: primarystresskrik-schwat
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English criket "cricket (insect)," from early French criquet (same meaning); probably an imitation of the insect's sound
: any of a family of leaping insects related to the grasshoppers and having leathery forewings used by the males to produce a chirping sound
[cricket illustration]

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