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Definitions for suckle
ˈsʌk əlsuck·le

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. suckle(verb)

    suck milk from the mother's breasts

    "the infant was suckling happily"

  2. breastfeed, suckle, suck, nurse, wet-nurse, lactate, give suck(verb)

    give suck to

    "The wetnurse suckled the infant"; "You cannot nurse your baby in public in some places"


  1. suckle(Noun)

    A teat.

  2. suckle(Verb)

    To give suck to; to nurse at the breast.

  3. suckle(Verb)

    To nurse; to suck.

  4. Origin: First attested 1408, perhaps a causative form of suken, or a back-formation from suckling (though this word is attested only from c. 1440).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Suckle(noun)

    a teat

  2. Suckle(verb)

    to give suck to; to nurse at the breast

  3. Suckle(verb)

    to nurse; to suck

  4. Origin: [Freq. of suck.]


  1. Suckle

    Suckle were an indie pop band formed in Glasgow, Scotland in the mid-1990s by former Vaselines member Frances McKee, along with her sister and co-vocalist in the group Marie McKee and another former Vaselines member James Seenan. After early releases, the line-up was completed by Elanor Taylor, Brian McEwan, his brother Kenny McEwan, and Vicky Morton. The band's first release was the Hormonal Secretions EP in 1997, followed by "Cybilla" in 1998. They were then signed by Chemikal Underground, who issued "To Be King" in 2000, followed by their debut album, Against Nurture, described as "bringing to mind Nick Cave's Bad Seeds fronted by the vocal duo from Stereolab". After a further EP, The Sun Is God, the band split up. The band were also compared to Belle and Sebastian and Clannad during their time together. While together, the band recorded two sessions for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show, the first in 1997 and the second in 2000. Frances McKee later recorded as a solo artist.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Suckle

    suk′l, v.t. to give suck to: to nurse at the breast.—n. Suck′ler, a mammal that suckles its young, a suckling.—n.pl. Suck′lers, red clover.—n. Suck′ling, a young child or animal being nursed at the breast.—adj. sucking. [Dim. of suck.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of suckle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of suckle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of suckle in a Sentence

  1. Julie Dunne:

    What surprised us most was how much he absolutely loved it, it seemed very intuitive for him to cup it within his hands and then lift to his mouth to drink/suckle. We put apple juice in it as that was his favourite drink. I think it is interesting that although the forms change tremendously -- the vessels are very individual -- they do seem to retain a basic bowl/cup shape that fits perfectly within a baby's cupped hands. I would also say I think this shows us the love and care these prehistoric people had for their babies. They are almost toys as well as baby bottles and surely would have make the infants laugh.

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