One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Resembling or reminiscent of an insect or insects.‘his insectile hands’
- ‘He portrays the automobile as a foreign body with vital juices, an insectile shell that can surround and invade the human body - a carapace.’
- ‘Is it an occasion of worship for some insectile race, or a missionary visitant from somewhere far off in the cosmos?’
- ‘But the swarm of insectile buzzing quickly cohered and built to a climax until it, too, was gone forever - without fadeout or explanation.’
- ‘By the end of the track, only the higher frequencies remain, creating a delicate ringing like the insectile hum of rubbing a finger around the inside of a wet glass.’
- ‘Impro-Micro-Acoustique begins in what initially sounds like fairly traditional free improv territory: the air is thin with insectile scratches, creaks and the occasional, markedly electronic sound.’
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