Definition of nestle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnesəl/


[no object]
1Settle or lie comfortably within or against something: the baby deer nestled in her arms [with object]: she nestled her head against his shoulder
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  • Mrs Grey Dove now has small brown hopping babies that nestle under her maternal wings at night.
  • There is a more or less serious argument about contemporary culture nestling within this gleeful demolition job, but it does not become apparent until about halfway through the narrative.
  • There is even a Thompson mouse nestling within one of the upper panels of the heavy iron-studded double doors of St William's College.
snuggle, cuddle, huddle, nuzzle, settle, burrow
1.1(Of a place) lie or be situated in a half-hidden or obscured position: picturesque villages nestle in the wooded hills (be nestled) the hotel is nestled between two headlands
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  • The next day she said the landscape as they cruised along the River Rhine was very picturesque with little villages nestling in the hills.
  • Lahardane is a picturesque village nestling at the foot of Nephin and easily accessible from all major North Mayo areas.
  • The tiny village of Clonegal nestles in a picturesque valley, deep in the lush, rolling countryside where counties Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow meet.


Old English nestlian, from nest; compare with Dutch nestelen.

Words that rhyme with nestle

Bessel, pestle, redressal, trestle, vessel, wrestle

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Syllabification: nes·tle

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