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verb as in hold fondly, closely

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Example Sentences

I like to tell couples to “preserve the cuddle,” but if your different sleep schedules are incompatible, it’s ok to go your separate ways when it’s time for lights out.

From Time

Every night, before bed, I spend a couple of quiet, peaceful hours enjoying cuddle time with her on the couch she wasn’t supposed to be allowed on.

From Time

For now, it’s crucial to weigh the risk you pose to yourself and others when you go in for a cuddle.

During a client call my 6-year old woke up and decided she wanted a cuddle and came down to my office.

From Digiday

Country farms are the stuff of quarantine cottagecore dreams, where animals offer themselves for therapeutic cuddles and no one needs to shuffle off the sidewalk to maintain social distancing.

From Eater

Even her brother, Sheriff, who tried to pick her up to cuddle her, was pushed away with a firm “no” and a shriek.

Couples cuddle on ice benches lined with deer pelts for added comfort and warmth.

Almost as clearly, this seems not to have gone beyond an occasional cuddle.

Trawick appears in one of the photos; they cuddle as he holds a guitar.

Announcing the newly improved, perfectly flawed, censure-free Capricorn with added cuddle flavor.

Cuddle up against me, darling, and try and go to sleep then.

After the late dinner, there was nothing to do but cuddle up in the corner of the sofa with his books.

Gin I had a bonny wee dog I'd gie 'im ma ain brose, an' cuddle 'im, an' he couldna gang awa'.

Dear Love did cuddle it warm in her hands, and her husband did make the piece of egg into little divides for me to give to it.

Maybe it was a little one that did have longings to cuddle in among the raindrops that do come together in the pond.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cuddle, such as: caress, clasp, curl up, snuggle, bundle, and burrow.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.