Definition of cuddly in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʌdli/

adjective (cuddlier, cuddliest)

1Endearing and pleasant to cuddle, especially as a result of being soft or plump: she was short and cuddly
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  • Books, perfume, a warm cuddly stole or blanket, bed socks, a snug scarf or hat - the choices were many and boring.
  • As a turtle you are not very speedy, nor are you soft and cuddly.
  • Most grandparents are warm and cuddly, and love hearing from their grandkids.
plump, curvaceous, rounded, buxom, soft, warm;
attractive, endearing, lovable
North American informal zaftig
1.1British Denoting a toy, especially a model of an animal, that is padded or spongy and covered in soft fabric: a cuddly toy
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  • Her favourite dolls, cuddly toys and teddy bears are lined along her shelves and bed.
  • The black plastic bin liner contained teddy bears and other cuddly toys, Rosie and Jim dolls and a number of framed children's pictures.
  • Dozens of floral tributes, dolls and cuddly toys were placed on metal railings near the scene of the tragedy.

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