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See definition of nestling on Dictionary.com
  • as infledgling
  • as inchick
  • as inchild
  • as intot

synonyms for nestling

  • chick
See also synonyms for: nestlings
  • juvenile
  • kid
  • minor
  • offspring
  • youngster
  • youth
  • babe
  • bairn
  • bambino
  • brat
  • chick
  • cub
  • imp
  • innocent
  • lamb
  • moppet
  • nipper
  • shaver
  • sprout
  • squirt
  • stripling
  • suckling
  • tadpole
  • teen
  • tot
  • tyke
  • urchin
  • anklebiter
  • kiddie
  • pubescent
  • small fry
  • young one
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How to use nestling in a sentence

My Lovely Wife and I missed the moment the nestlings turned into fledglings, that instant when they parachute from the bird box.
ON THE HOUSE: WRENS ARE NESTING IN MY BACKYARD BIRD BOX. I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER.JOHN KELLYJULY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
"Yes—no," she answered, nestling so close to him that the rose in her dress was loosened and fell to the ground.
THE CROMPTONSMARY J. HOLMES
Directly at the foot of a steep hill we came upon the meeting-house, nestling in a wooded valley.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Away in the distance they could see the mansion nestling amidst giant trees centuries old.
THE EVERLASTING ARMSJOSEPH HOCKING
At the top of the rise they saw their camp nestling beside the little creek in the valley.
THE ADVENTURE GIRLS AT K BAR OCLAIR BLANK
Then comes Dinant, nestling on the right bank of the river, below the fortress which rises on the steep hillside.
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
He left the band behind, and Richard flew toward the long line of tents he saw nestling under a distant hill.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Between these rivers, and nestling inside of their very confluence, reposes Harper's Ferry.
THE RAID OF JOHN BROWN AT HARPER'S FERRY AS I SAW ITREV. SAMUEL VANDERLIP LEECH
We are quite close now and can see tiny white houses nestling on the edge of the island amid clusters of green.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
You must have seen a "cob" of Indian corn some time, with all the flat yellow grains nestling in a honeycomb of little cells.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO NESTLING

  • chicken
  • fledgling
  • nestling
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