Definition of sibling in English:


Syllabification: sib·ling
Pronunciation: /ˈsibliNG


Each of two or more children or offspring having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister.
More example sentences
  • I do not know if there were any other siblings or if their parents had any brothers or sisters.
  • The emphasis was on caring for the sick brother or sister and often the sibling got left in the shadows.
  • He joins his parents and siblings for breakfast, basic roti and pumpkin with a cup of tea.


Old English in the sense 'relative' (see sib, -ling). The current sense dates from the early 20th century.

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