Origin of suckling
verb (used with object), suck·led, suck·ling.
verb (used without object), suck·led, suck·ling.
Origin of suckle
Examples from the Web for suckling
Contemporary Examples of suckling
There is also a big demand for whole porcelets and suckling pigs, for the same reason.The Queen of Foie Gras
David Lincoln Ross
December 29, 2010
Historical Examples of suckling
But when we come to Suckling's lines we find that there is a difference.The Lyric
The phenomena of pregnancy, birth and suckling are known to all, so that I shall be brief.The Sexual Question
But I found a fierce and feverish delight in suckling my child.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
Her face is that of a lioness, and she is suckling two young lions at her breasts.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria
She took me like a child of suckling time, And cradled me in roses.Endymion
Word Origin for suckling
Word Origin for suckle
mid-15c., "an infant at the breast," from suck + diminutive suffix -ling. Cf. Middle Dutch sogeling, Dutch zuigeling, German Säugling. Meaning "act of breast-feeding" is attested from 1799.