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80 Nouns That End With CLE

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antiparticle a particle that has the same mass as another particle but has opposite values for its other properties; interaction of a particle and its antiparticle results in annihilation and the production of radiant energy -
appendicle a small appendage -
article nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication -
article one of a class of artifacts -
article a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will) clause
article (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase -
auricle a small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart atrial auricle, auricula atrii
auricle the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear ear, pinna
barnacle marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces cirriped, cirripede
barnacle European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north Branta leucopsis, barnacle goose
bicycle a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals cycle, wheel, bike
binnacle a nonmagnetic housing for a ship's compass (usually in front of the helm) -
boucle a fabric of uneven yarn that has an uneven knobby effect -
calycle a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus epicalyx, calyculus, false calyx
calycle a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp) calyculus, caliculus
canticle a hymn derived from the Bible -
carbuncle deep-red cabochon garnet cut without facets -
carbuncle an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus -
caruncle an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds caruncula
chicle gum-like substance from the sapodilla chicle gum
chronicle a record or narrative description of past events history, account, story
circle ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point -
circle an unofficial association of people or groups lot, set, band
circle something approximating the shape of a circle -
circle movement once around a course circuit, lap
circle a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island rotary, roundabout, traffic circle
circle street names for flunitrazepam R-2, roach, roofy, rope, rophy, Mexican valium, forget me drug
circle a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra dress circle
circle any circular or rotating mechanism round
clavicle bone linking the scapula and sternum collarbone
conventicle a secret unauthorized meeting for religious worship -
conventicle a building for religious assembly (especially Nonconformists, e.g., Quakers) meetinghouse
coracle a small rounded boat made of hides stretched over a wicker frame; still used in some parts of Great Britain -
corpuscle (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything molecule, mote, particle, speck, atom
corpuscle either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets blood cell, blood corpuscle
crepuscle the time of day immediately following sunset twilight, fall, nightfall, dusk, gloam, gloaming, evenfall, crepuscule
cubicle small room in which a monk or nun lives cell
cubicle small individual study area in a library stall, carrel, carrell
cubicle small area set off by walls for special use stall, kiosk, booth
cuticle the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail -
cuticle the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates epidermis
cuticle hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles shell, shield, carapace
cycle an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs round, rhythm
cycle a series of poems or songs on the same theme -
cycle a periodically repeated sequence of events -
cycle the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second (named for Heinrich Rudolph Hertz) Hz, hertz, cps, cycle per second, cycles/second
cycle a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon oscillation
cycle a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals wheel, bicycle, bike
debacle a sudden and violent collapse fiasco
debacle flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer -
debacle a sound defeat drubbing, whipping, slaughter, thrashing, trouncing, walloping
denticle small pointed ridge on the exoskeleton of an arthropod -
epicycle a circle that rolls around (inside or outside) another circle; generates an epicycloid or hypocycloid -
exercycle an exercise device resembling a stationary bike exercise bike
fascicle an installment of a printed work fascicule
fascicle a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers) fasciculus, fiber bundle, fibre bundle
follicle any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity -
funicle the stalk of a plant ovule or seed funiculus
furuncle a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus boil
gigacycle 1,000,000,000 periods per second GHz, Gc, gigacycle per second, gigahertz
granduncle an uncle of your father or mother great-uncle
hemicycle a plane figure with the shape of half a circle semicircle
heterocycle a compound containing a heterocyclic ring heterocyclic, heterocyclic compound
heterocycle a ring of atoms of more than one kind; especially a ring of carbon atoms containing at least one atom that is not carbon heterocyclic ring
icicle ice resembling a pendent spear, formed by the freezing of dripping water -
kilocycle one thousand periods per second kHz, kc, kilocycle per second, kilohertz
manacle shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs handcuff, handlock, cuff
megacycle one million periods per second MHz, Mc, megacycle per second, megahertz
miracle any amazing or wonderful occurrence -
miracle a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent -
monocle lens for correcting defective vision in one eye; held in place by facial muscles eyeglass
monocycle a vehicle with a single wheel that is driven by pedals unicycle
motorcycle a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame bike
muscle one of the contractile organs of the body musculus
muscle animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells muscular tissue
muscle a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard muscleman
muscle authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way) -
muscle possessing muscular strength sinew, heftiness, muscularity, brawn, brawniness
obstacle something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted obstruction
obstacle an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented) -
oracle an authoritative person who divines the future prophesier, prophet, seer, vaticinator
oracle a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible -
oracle a shrine where an oracular god is consulted -
ossicle a small bone; especially one in the middle ear ossiculum, bonelet
panicle compound raceme or branched cluster of flowers -
papulovesicle a papule that changes into a blister vesicopapule
particle (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything molecule, mote, speck, corpuscle, atom
particle a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions subatomic particle
particle a function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs -
pedicle a small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence; an ultimate division of a common peduncle pedicel
peduncle the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body -
peduncle stalk bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower -
peduncle a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain cerebral peduncle
pellicle thin protective membrane in some protozoa -
pentacle a star with 5 points; formed by 5 straight lines between the vertices of a pentagon and enclosing another pentagon pentagram, pentangle
pinnacle (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress or tower -
pinnacle the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development meridian, peak, summit, acme, tiptop, top, elevation, superlative, height
pinnacle a lofty peak -
pinocle a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist penuchle, pinochle, bezique
popsicle ice cream or water ice on a small wooden stick ice lolly, lollipop, lolly
quasiparticle a quantum of energy (in a crystal lattice or other system) that has position and momentum and can in some respects be regarded as a particle -
radicle (anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve) -
receptacle a container that is used to put or keep things in -
receptacle enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts -
receptacle an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert -
reticle a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument reticule, graticule
sanicle a plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruit; reputed to have healing powers snakeroot
semicircle a plane figure with the shape of half a circle hemicycle
silicle short broad silique occurring in some cruciferous plants -
socle a plain plinth that supports a wall -
spectacle something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight) -
spectacle an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale -
spectacle a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself -
spiracle a breathing orifice -
tabernacle (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation synagogue, temple
tentacle something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp and hold -
tentacle any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion -
testicle one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens ball, nut, bollock, orchis, egg, ballock, testis
treacle a pale cane syrup golden syrup
treacle writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental mush, glop, slop
tricycle a vehicle with three wheels that is moved by foot pedals velocipede, trike
tubercle a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis -
tubercle small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant nodule
tubercle a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament eminence, tuberosity
uncle the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt -
uncle a source of help and advice and encouragement -
unicycle a vehicle with a single wheel that is driven by pedals monocycle
utricle a small pouch into which the semicircular canals open utriculus
vehicle a conveyance that transports people or objects -
vehicle a medium for the expression or achievement of something -
vehicle any substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it -
vehicle any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another fomite
ventricle one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid -
ventricle a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries heart ventricle
versicle a short verse said or sung by a priest or minister in public worship and followed by a response from the congregation -
vesicle a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid) cyst