Definition of thumbling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈθʌmlɪŋ/


A very small person or fictional being.
Example sentences
  • A thumbling stepped out of the bushes into the tiny clearing around the tree in which they hid.
  • It was well for the little thumbling that he did not see the smile on his sister's and brother's faces.
  • When Tom is identified as a thumbling, he has been speaking to a dragonfly larva also about to undergo a metamorphosis.


Mid 19th century: from thumb + -ling.

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