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American English: /ˈnɪpəl/
British English: /ˈnɪp(ə)l/

Translation of nipple in Spanish:


  • 1 (on breast)
    Example sentences
    • A cleft in the roof of the mouth makes it difficult for the baby to suck forcefully enough to draw milk through a nipple.
    • This pushes the milk to the nipple, and releases it as the baby feeds.
    • In addition to this, it is likely that you will be unable to breastfeed in the future, because the nipple has been separated from the milk ducts during the operation.
    Example sentences
    • Anatomists cite many more examples of such inefficient or useless structures, such as nipples in male primates.
    • These include the appendix, most body hair, wisdom teeth, male nipples, and external ear muscles, to name just a few.
    • While nipples in woman serve a purpose, male nipples appear to be simply left over from the initial stage of embryonic development.
  • 3
    also: grease nipple
    Example sentences
    • It should be noted that this rim is so strong that even with seven nipples starting to pull out of the rim, it was barely out of true.
    • A barrel shaped coil spring is snapped over the nipple and positively retained thereto.
    • These balls were rammed home after the powder charge was placed in each cylinder and a nipple on each cap.
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