To cuddle is to hug or pat someone gently on the back or head. It's often done as a form of comfort or to show affection.

  • They cuddled on the couch after watching the movie.

  • They cuddled while they were watching TV.

Definition of cuddling


affectionate play (or foreplay without contact with the genital organs)


caressing, fondling, hugging, kissing, necking, petting, smooching, snuggling

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Example Sentences for cuddling

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    The Douglas Cuddle Toys are another type of plush toys.

  • 2

    The conger eel is used in the aptly named Conger cuddling event.

  • 3

    She is smiling and cuddling the girl.

  • 4

    Meaning the next phase of cuddling.

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    They are last seen cuddling on the train.

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    They are very hipper and love to cuddle.

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    Incredibly loving and cuddle monster he is.

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    For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as the cuddle hormone.

  • 9

    Heat and Leilene cuddle and make out.

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    Cuddle party seems referenced and notable.