cygnet

play
noun cyg·net \ˈsig-nət\

Definition of cygnet

  1. :  a young swan

Recent Examples of cygnet from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'cygnet.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of cygnet

Middle English sygnett, from Anglo-French cignet, from cigne swan, from Latin cycnus, cygnus, from Greek kyknos


CYGNET Defined for English Language Learners

cygnet

play
noun

Definition of cygnet for English Language Learners

  • : a young swan


Learn More about cygnet


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cygnet? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

an extremely thin woman

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!