Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “infancy”

infancy

noun [U]     /ˈɪn.fən.si/
C2 the time when someone is a baby or a very young child: Her youngest child died in infancy.Stages of lifeChildren and babies be in its infancy C2 to be very new and still developing: The system is still in its infancy.NewModern and fashionable
(Definition of infancy noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of infancy

Definitions of “infancy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

handout

a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More