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  • as innickname
  • as inpet name

synonyms for diminutives

  • epithet
  • moniker
  • sobriquet
  • style
  • tag
  • appellation
  • byname
  • byword
  • denomination
  • diminutive
  • handle
  • label
  • familiar name
  • pet name
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How to use diminutives in a sentence

There are diminutives of both these birds; they have the same habits, with a somewhat different plumage, and about half the size.
WANDERINGS IN SOUTH AMERICACHARLES WATERTON
There are three species of toucans in Demerara, and three diminutives, which may be called toucanets.
WANDERINGS IN SOUTH AMERICACHARLES WATERTON
The newer generation indulged in household diminutives occasionally.
A LITTLE GIRL IN OLD SALEMAMANDA MINNIE DOUGLAS
She is at least three years older and a head taller than Hen, but it pleases him to speak of the sex in diminutives.
MOTHERING ON PERILOUSLUCY S. FURMAN
The use of diminutives has a tendency to give conciseness to the language.
SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, IN 1820HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT
One of the diminutives of the chevron, half the size of the chevronel.
THE MANUAL OF HERALDRY; FIFTH EDITIONANONYMOUS
The word is a diminutive of squire, applied here in contempt, like many other diminutives.
ENGLISH AS WE SPEAK IT IN IRELANDP. W. JOYCE
That our ancestors formed diminutives in cen, as well as their neighbours in ken, kin, chen; 2.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 182, APRIL 23, 1853VARIOUS
More valuable pieces of Oriental weaving are to be found among the diminutives than in the grand opera of textiles.
THE ORIENTAL RUGWILLIAM D. ELLWANGER
There are three species of toucans in Dememara, and three diminutives, which may be called toucanets.
THE WORLD'S GREATEST BOOKS, VOLUME 19VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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