What is the difference between cuddle and snuggle?

cuddle | snuggle |

Cuddle is a synonym of snuggle.


As nouns the difference between cuddle and snuggle

is that cuddle is a snuggle; an affectionate embrace, often given to family members and close friends while snuggle is an affectionate hug.

As verbs the difference between cuddle and snuggle

is that cuddle is to embrace affectionately, lie together snugly while snuggle is (intransitive) to lie close to another person or thing, hugging or being cosy.

cuddle

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A snuggle; an affectionate embrace, often given to family members and close friends.
  • Verb

  • To embrace affectionately, lie together snugly.
  • The young lovers cuddled on the couch.
  • To cradle in one's arms so as to give comfort, warmth.
  • She cuddled the infant before bedtime.
    I'm cold; can you roll over here and cuddle me, honey?
  • To lie close or snug; to crouch; to nestle.
  • * Prior
  • She cuddles low beneath the brake; / Nor would she stay, nor dares she fly.

    Derived terms

    * cuddlable * cuddler * cuddlesome * cuddle up * cuddly

    snuggle

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An affectionate hug.
  • The final remnant left in a liquor bottle.
  • Synonyms

    * (hug) cuddle * (final remnant in bottle) sip

    Verb

    (snuggl)
  • (intransitive) To lie close to another person or thing, hugging or being cosy.
  • Sometimes my girlfriend and I snuggle .
    The surrounding buildings snuggled each other.
    The last drop of jager snuggled the corner of the pint.
  • * 1922 , :
  • And when the Boy dropped off to sleep, the Rabbit would snuggle down close under his little warm chin and dream, with the Boy's hands clasped close round him all night long.
  • To move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cosy position.
  • Tired but satisfied, the children snuggled into their sleeping bags.
    The pet dog snuggles into its new bed.

    Synonyms

    * cuddle

    Derived terms

    * snuggle bunny * snuggle up * snuggly