Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: suckling
IPA transcription: [s'ʌklɪŋ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: suckling, lactation
    Meaning: feeding an infant by giving suck at the breast
  • Synonyms: suckling
    Meaning: a young mammal that has not been weaned
  • Synonyms: nursling, nurseling, suckling
    Meaning: an infant considered in relation to its nurse
  • Synonyms: Suckling, Sir_John_Suckling
    Meaning: English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
Usage examples
  • She was similarly the goddess of maternity, and is depicted in this character, like Isis and other goddesses of similar character, suckling a babe.
  • SUCKLING RATS.--Some years ago there was a cat in Scotland who, when three of her kittens were drowned, supplied their place by bringing in three young rats to make up the number.
  • A cousin of Mr. Suckling, Mrs. Bragge, had such an infinity of applications; every body was anxious to be in her family, for she moves in the first circle. Wax-candles in the schoolroom!