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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
out of the mouths of babes (and sucklings)
▪ Her eyes flutter against closed lids, and her mouth opens and closes as she dreams of suckling.
▪ If left untreated, they stop suckling and quickly get weakened.
▪ Kittens first purr while suckling when they are a few days old.
▪ The suckling pup may also be infected by ingestion of L3 in the milk during the first three weeks of lactation.
▪ The young are visited by the alpha female only for suckling.
▪ Their tails wiggle furiously like suckling piglets in their effort to hold against a current many times bigger than them.
▪ While females are reproducing and suckling, males remain programmed to hunt and to defend their patch against predators.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Suckle \Suc"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Suckled; p. pr. & vb. n. Suckling.] [Freq. of suck.] To give suck to; to nurse at the breast.

The breasts of Hecuba When she did suckle Hector, looked not lovelier.

They are not weak, suckled by Wisdom.


Suckling \Suck"ling\, n. [OE. sokeling. See Suck, v. t.]

  1. A young child or animal nursed at the breast.

  2. A small kind of yellow clover ( Trifolium filiforme) common in Southern Europe.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., "infant at the breast," from suck + diminutive suffix -ling. Similar formation in Middle Dutch sogeling, Dutch zuigeling, German Säugling. Meaning "calf or other young mammal" is from 1520s. Meaning "act of breast-feeding" is attested from 1799. Adjectival sense "not yet weaned" is from 1799.


n. 1 An infant that is still being breastfeed (being suckle) by its mother. 2 A young mammal which isn't weaned yet (such as a (foal) (baby horse) that is still being fed milk by its mother (dam#Etymology_2). vb. (present participle of suckle English)

Suckling (disambiguation)
  • Suckling may refer to the process of lactation in which all mammals provide milk for their young
  • Suckling may also refer to the breastfeeding of a human infant or young child

Suckling may also refer to:

  • Suckling (surname)
  • Mount Suckling, the highest peak of the Goropu Mountains
  • The Suckling, a 1989 horror film
  • ScotAirways, formerly Suckling Airways, a British airline
  • Sucking breasts the sexual act
Suckling (surname)

Suckling is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Catherine Suckling (1725–1767), mother of Horatio Nelson
  • Charles Suckling (born 1920), British chemist
  • Ernest Suckling (1890–1962), English cricketer
  • George Suckling (18th century), British Virgin Islands lawyer
  • Isabel Suckling (born 1998), British choral music recording artist
  • James Suckling (born 1958), American wine critic
  • John Suckling (poet) (1609–1642), English Cavalier poet
  • John Suckling (politician) (1569–1627), member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom
  • Maurice Suckling (1726–1788), British Navy officer
  • Matt Suckling, (born 1988), Australian rules footballer
  • Norman Suckling, New Zealand rower
  • Norman Charles Suckling (1904–1994), English biographer, composer, pianist, and writer on music
  • Perry Suckling (born 1965), English footballer

Usage examples of "suckling".

A more direct influence, on prolactin at least, is the stimulating effect of suckling.

Somehow I did not think Soli was referring to the sewing of skins or the suckling of babies, the everyday work of the Devaki women.

She released him with a suckling noise and stood erect, presenting her wet mouth for a kiss as he had taught her.

His open mouth claimed a pliant peak and nearly devoured her bosom with ravenous hunger, halting her breath at the sheer ecstasy of his stroking tongue and suckling caresses.

She took up whoring to support Jane and the granddaughter, then a suckling babe, without telling Jane.

What was the command of the Lord to Saul when he went out against Agag king of the Amalekites but to slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, and when Saul would have saved Agag, what said Samuel to him?

Lord Hulton had only about thirty suckling cows but it had taken a three-hour rodeo to test them.

They had isolated the pair immediately to avoid the risk of spreading the diarrhetic condi tion to other sucklings in the pasture.

There was one suckling infant in arms, no young children, and no elderly.

I went in, and the pastrycook told me that the house belonged to him, and his pretty wife, who was suckling a baby, begged me to come upstairs and see the room.

The division of the first Decan of the Virgin, Aben Ezra says, represents a beautiful Virgin with flowing hair, sitting in a chair, with two ears of corn in her hand, and suckling an infant.

I wear, and the amulets, I wear them as a protection from that Genie, and a safeguard, he that carrieth off the maidens and the young sucklings, walking under the curse of mothers.

Let cosmic emotion and piety carry the day, and let me weep with joy at any passing sight in nature that strikes the slightest chord of egoic sentiment, and let me spend my days and nights suckling shadows that are dear enough to me.

Why should not they explore to Box Hill though the Sucklings did not come?

Except the Sucklings and Bragges, there is not such another nursery establishment, so liberal and elegant, in all Mrs.