Meaning of “duckling” in the English Dictionary

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"duckling" in British English

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ducklingnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈdʌk.lɪŋ/ us /ˈdʌk.lɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • Lily waited four weeks before the ducklings appeared. 
  • The ducklings are hatched from the first of April up to about the first of August. 
  • The next day, the cat saw the duckling and began to growl. 
  • We have a new brood of seventeen ducklings just hatched this afternoon. 
  • Well, the three ducklings swam on, thinking how nice it was on the water, with the warm sun on their backs, when they suddenly came to the end of the pond. 

(Definition of “duckling” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)