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cygnet Line breaks: cyg¦net
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪɡnɪt/

Definition of cygnet in English:


A young swan.
Example sentences
  • After hatching, parents led the cygnets to feeding grounds on lawns surrounding the lake or shallow water close to the shore.
  • Goslings graze with their parents out of the water whereas swans teach cygnets in the water to be aquatic feeders.
  • Congratulations and well done to the two English anglers who were fishing on Gills Pond recently and rescued a young cygnet that was in trouble.


Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French cignet, diminutive of Old French cigne 'swan', based on Latin cycnus, from Greek kuknos.

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