snug·​gle | \ ˈsnə-gəl How to pronounce snuggle (audio) \
snuggled; snuggling\ ˈsnə-​g(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce snuggling (audio) \

Definition of snuggle

intransitive verb

: to curl up comfortably or cozily

transitive verb

1 : to draw close especially for comfort or in affection
2 : to make snug

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Other Words from snuggle

snuggle noun

Synonyms for snuggle


curl up, nestle, snug

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Examples of snuggle in a Sentence

The puppy snuggled up against the sleeping boy. The boy snuggled close to his mother. The dog snuggled its nose between the pillows. The baby snuggled his head against my chest.
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Sage, born March 16, had his eyes closed and was snuggled in a hospital baby blanket. Carli Teproff, miamiherald, "They lost custody of their two children. Now, authorities are looking for their baby | Miami Herald," 23 Apr. 2018 The episode kicks off with Davidson and France snuggling in a hotel room bed, bathrobes and all, before the two men get into some serious fashion talk. Ruth Kinane,, "Watch Tan France give Pete Davidson a John Mulaney makeover," 18 July 2019 One fan caught the two snuggling in a booth with Shawn's arm draped around Camila. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello Spark Romance Rumors After Spending All of Fourth of July Weekend Together," 8 July 2019 Until then, enjoy this pic of them snuggled up in bed together as one big happy family. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Jennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez Just Sold Their Luxe NYC Home For $17.5 Million," 20 June 2019 Jenner documented some leisure time on her Instagram and Snapchat stories Monday (Apr. 23), relaxing makeup-free at her Calabasas home while snuggling up with baby Stormi. Abby Jones, Billboard, "Kylie Jenner Relaxes With Baby Stormi in Adorable New Photos," 24 Apr. 2018 Without opening her eyes, Gabi snuggles more closely to her mother's breast. Mark Curnutte,, "Gabi, 2, is a migrant. She and her mom walked from Guatemala. They're in Cincinnati now.," 23 July 2019 The unpellis demon, all four gentle eyes soft and brown and hopeful, snuggles up to my side like a dog. David Canfield,, "Ready for more Slayer? Get a first look at Kiersten White's next Buffy-based novel," 17 July 2019 Warner Music Group's Arts Music division and Warner Chappell Music are snuggling up to Build-A-Bear Workshop for a new label partnership. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "Build-A-Bear Workshop Launches New Record Label With Warner Music Group & Warner Chappell," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of snuggle

1687, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for snuggle

frequentative of snug entry 1

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The first known use of snuggle was in 1687

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English Language Learners Definition of snuggle

: to lie or sit close together in a comfortable position
: to place (something) close to or against someone or something


snug·​gle | \ ˈsnə-gəl How to pronounce snuggle (audio) \
snuggled; snuggling

Kids Definition of snuggle

1 : to curl up comfortably or cozily : cuddle
2 : to pull in close to someone The baby snuggled against her mother.

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