Definition of swaddle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈswɒd(ə)l/


[with object]
Wrap (someone, especially a baby) in garments or cloth: she swaddled the baby tightly figurative they have grown up swaddled in consumer technology
More example sentences
  • Most rural and low-income women breastfeed, wrap, and swaddle their babies, sometimes for as long as two years.
  • Babies are swaddled in on their backs on traditional baby boards.
  • She was gone before her baby was properly swaddled, and her name was just about all Virginie knew of her.


Middle English: frequentative of swathe2.

Words that rhyme with swaddle

coddle, doddle, model, noddle, toddle, twaddle, waddle

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Line breaks: swad¦dle

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