Definition of suckling in English:

suckling

Syllabification: suck·ling
Pronunciation: /ˈsəkliNG
 
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noun

  • An unweaned child or animal: [as modifier]: roast suckling pig
    More example sentences
    • No other radiation-induced lesions were evident on the skin of any of the other animals exposed as sucklings.
    • From the mouths of babes and sucklings You established strength.
    • Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings come these questions and this woman, this survivor said, ‘I managed to make a hole in the back of the gas chamber and escape’.

Origin

Middle English: from the verb suck + -ling.

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