Definition of cuddly in US English:

cuddly

adjective

  • Endearing and pleasant to cuddle, especially as a result of being soft or plump.

    ‘she was short and cuddly’
    • ‘She was the loveliest kitten we had ever had, always friendly, fun and cuddly.’
    • ‘Dr Evans this week issued guidelines to locals living in the bush capital on how to steer clear of an attack by the cuddly looking marsupials.’
    • ‘I tell you, if they were green and slimy instead of warm and cuddly, you'd never tolerate cats in the house.’
    • ‘Cute, chubby and cuddly, everyone just had to reach out to pat his cheeks.’
    • ‘Books, perfume, a warm cuddly stole or blanket, bed socks, a snug scarf or hat - the choices were many and boring.’
    • ‘Sure, they look all cuddly and docile, but I bet they're plotting to take over the world.’
    • ‘Think of this weight of fleece as sweater type fabric, just right for feeling cuddly warm.’
    • ‘Baby gibbons are extremely cute, cuddly and adorable and extremely attractive to poachers and black marketers.’
    • ‘She walks out and totally abandons me while I'm still all warm and cute and cuddly in bed.’
    • ‘Should I give this cuddly friendly female Siamese a home or not?’
    • ‘He is now also particularly cuddly - 12 or so pounds, no longer a tiny wee thing with a floppy head that is rather scary to handle!’
    • ‘Most grandparents are warm and cuddly, and love hearing from their grandkids.’
    • ‘But the cat was very cuddly and kept me company throughout my wakeful hours.’
    • ‘Pictures of cuddly koalas trapped in burning gumtrees may deter some potential firebug.’
    • ‘I pull my cuddly soft quilted comforter from my shoulder over above my forehead.’
    • ‘Instead of Nurse Ratched we have Whoopi Goldberg with a huge, cuddly Afro to show how warm and caring she is.’
    • ‘I'm both interesting and informative, as well as being cuddly and adorable.’
    • ‘Part of this irrational anxiety has come about because A is not a very cuddly kid right now.’
    • ‘It looked rather sweet, as though someone had tucked up the airport in a nice cuddly blanket.’
    • ‘As a turtle you are not very speedy, nor are you soft and cuddly.’
    huggable, cuddlesome
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Pronunciation

cuddly

/ˈkədlē//ˈkədli/