Synonyms for nibble

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

Top 10 synonyms for nibble Other synonyms for the word nibble

Définition of nibble

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 :
  • He had only meant to nibble, and here he was, fairly hooked.
  • Extract from : « The Penance of Magdalena and Other Tales of the California Missions » by J. Smeaton Chase
  • Her relative continued to nibble nervously at a bit of toast.
  • Extract from : « Ruggles of Red Gap » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • But we have lost our hats, Nibble, and they were our best ones.
  • Extract from : « Five Mice in a Mouse-trap » by Laura E. Richards
  • Granted that Arlt, whoever he is, gets second nibble, who comes in ahead?
  • Extract from : « The Dominant Strain » by Anna Chapin Ray
  • On two different occasions, feeling a nibble on his line, he jerked, all to no avail.
  • Extract from : « Tales of Fishes » by Zane Grey
  • I had to nibble at a bit of chocolate I carried to get the taste of it out of my mouth.
  • Extract from : « Dreamers of the Ghetto » by I. Zangwill
  • And you really guard that can and parcel for hours, and resist the temptation to nibble?
  • Extract from : « The Rambles of a Rat » by A. L. O. E.
  • Her emotions were not starved, but they were kept down and only allowed to nibble.
  • Extract from : « Olive in Italy » by Moray Dalton
  • Felicia blinked back the tears and began to nibble her breakfast.
  • Extract from : « The Forbidden Trail » by Honor Willsie
  • The goats flocked to nibble the salt that she had brought for them.
  • Extract from : « Bloom of Cactus » by Robert Ames Bennet

Antonyms for nibble

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