Antonyms for nibbles

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : nib-uhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɪb əl

Definition of nibbles

Origin :
  • "to bite gently," c.1500, perhaps from Low German nibbeln "to nibble, gnaw," related to Middle Low German nibbelen, Middle Dutch knibbelen "to gnaw," source of Dutch knibbelen "to cavail, squabble." Related: Nibbled; nibbling.
  • noun morsel, bite
  • verb bite, pick at
Example sentences :
  • Oh, Dad just nibbles when he has his tizwin spells, and Mena ate hers mid-morning.
  • Extract from : « Bloom of Cactus » by Robert Ames Bennet
  • The line was continually bobbing and the nibbles were distinct and gratifying.
  • Extract from : « Legends and Tales » by Bret Harte
  • I had no enthusiasm for nibbles, and there were too many of these in proportion to the bites.
  • Extract from : « Peter Parley's Own Story » by Samuel G. Goodrich
  • But the first few "nibbles" proved to be merely "hook-cleaners."
  • Extract from : « Navy Boys Behind the Big Guns » by Halsey Davidson
  • William Shakespeare does have such a fondness for poetry and nibbles of grass and apples and sugar-lumps.
  • Extract from : « The Story of Opal » by Opal Whiteley
  • It visits the fields at night, clambers up the maize stalks, nibbles a few seeds out of a cob, and then runs to another plant.
  • Extract from : « The Backwoodsman » by Various
  • Even the slate-colored snowbird, a seed-eater, comes and nibbles it occasionally.
  • Extract from : « A Year in the Fields » by John Burroughs
  • There he sat for several tedious hours, but had secured only two nibbles at his line, neither of which proved to be anything more.
  • Extract from : « The Lost Trail » by Edward S. Ellis
  • Perhaps a clause in the treaty upon the general subject of nibbles might be of service.
  • Extract from : « Out of the Hurly-Burly » by Charles Heber Clark
  • No sugar is put in the tea, but a small lump is given to each person, and he nibbles it as he sips his tea.
  • Extract from : « In Search of a Siberian Klondike » by Homer B. Hulbert

Synonyms for nibbles

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