Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “cot death”

See all translations

cot death

noun [C or U] uk   UK ( also SIDS, US crib death) us  
a medical condition in which a baby dies suddenly while it is sleeping for no obvious reason
Translations of “cot death”
in Chinese (Traditional) 嬰兒猝死…
in Russian внезапная смерть младенца…
in Turkish uykuda bebek ölümü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 婴儿猝死…
in Polish (nagła) śmierć łóżeczkowa…
(Definition of cot death from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of cot death?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “cot death” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More