Cuddle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkʌdl|  American pronunciation of the word cuddle
Brit.  |ˈkʌd(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word cuddle


- a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace (syn: nestle, snuggle)


- move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position(syn: nest, nestle, nuzzle, snuggle)
- hold (a person or thing) close, as for affection, comfort, or warmth


Let's cuddle by the fire.

...kittens cuddling in a basket...

Dawn and her boyfriend were cuddling on the sofa.

Come over here and let me give you a cuddle.

Jane and John were cuddling in the back row of the cinema

We cuddled against each other to keep warm

I cuddled the baby

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cuddle
he/she/it: cuddles
present participle: cuddling
past tense: cuddled
past participle: cuddled
singular: cuddle
plural: cuddles
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