Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: cradle
IPA transcription: [kɹ'eɪdəl]
Pronunciations of cradle
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: cradle
    Meaning: a baby bed with sides and rockers
  • Synonyms: birthplace, cradle, place_of_origin, provenance, provenience
    Meaning: where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence; "the birthplace of civilization"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: cradle
    Meaning: hold gently and carefully; "He cradles the child in his arms"
Usage examples
  • Every cradle asks us "Whence?" and every coffin "Whither?"
  • The child was then placed in his cradle, swathed close in white linen.
  • The cradle is carried upstairs, and I sleep on Charlie's blanket behind the stove.
  • If Eridu was not the "cradle" of the Sumerian race, it was possibly the cradle of Sumerian civilization.
  • He said to her in a very gruff voice, "Here you, Mary, you go up into the garret and bring down the cradle."
  • He was a sickly lad, subject to violent illnesses from the cradle, so that his life was frequently despaired of.
  • It was simply life, human life itself, the general burden of life which all must carry with them from the cradle to the grave.
  • By and by two babies, exactly alike, lay in a cradle, and in the garden were two tall plants, with two brilliant shields on the top.
  • Had not Paulina been "weary, and heavy laden," bowed down by the burden of a false accusation, friendless, hopeless, from her very cradle?
  • For three days I had to lie all the time in the cradle: if your grandfather caught me out of it, he would swear at me, and put me back again.
0. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording History of New Jersey, License CC BY-SA 4.0
1. Word pronunciation is derived from article recording J. R. R. Tolkien, License CC BY-SA 4.0