What is another word for duckling?

Pronunciation: [dˈʌklɪŋ] (IPA)

Duckling is a common word used to describe a young duck. There are various synonyms that can replace the word duckling. Gosling is the word used for a young goose, while cygnet is used when talking about baby swans. Ducklings can also be referred to as chicks when talking about waterfowl. In the wild, baby ducks are called ducklets, and they can also be called downies because of the soft and fluffy down feathers that cover their bodies. The term flapper is also used to describe a young duck in some contexts. Overall, there are a variety of synonyms for duckling that can be used interchangeably in different contexts.

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    • Noun, singular or mass

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Usage examples for Duckling

It is written so simply that you would say it had been written for children; and it is as touchingly beautiful and as full of meaning as that other sublimely simple story about the ugly duckling.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck"
Jethro Bithell
Oh, I have read all about the Ugly duckling!
"The Rainbow Book Tales of Fun & Fancy"
Mabel Henriette Spielmann
If the poor, abused Ugly duckling of Hans Andersen's tale had strayed on a wintry day to her door, she would have taken it in, and nourished, and cherished it all through the cold, dark weather; but when the summer was come, and the duckling grown into a swan, spread its broad white wings against the blue sky, she would have watched it fly away without word or sign to detain it; she would have had nothing in common with it then.
"My Little Lady"
Eleanor Frances Poynter

Famous quotes with Duckling

  • When I was very young I was the ugly duckling. I had a lot of complexes. My sister was wonderful and I was nothing.
    Nana Mouskouri
  • If only the ugly duckling had known her differentness would be an awesome asset some day, her earlier life would have been much smoother and enjoyable. We should be happy if we are different, because it's our differentiating differentness that will make a huge difference in the world and advance the humankind. You may be an ugly duckling today in the eyes of society, but you are the beautiful white swan of tomorrow. You are the Star today that will be Supernova tomorrow, illuminating and dazzling the universe as never before. Enjoy and celebrate your differentness today, and think positvely about tomorrow -always!
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
  • Orgoch gave a most ungentle snort. Orddu, meanwhile, had unfolded a length of brightly woven tapestry and held it out to Taran. “We came to bring you this, my duckling,” she said. “Take it and pay no heed to Orgoch’s grumbling. She’ll have to swallow her disappointment—for lack of anything better.” “I have seen this on your loom,” Taran said, more than a little distrustful. “Why do you offer it to me? I do not ask for it, nor can I pay for it.” “It is yours by right, my robin,” answered Orddu. “It does come from our loom, if you insist on strictest detail, but it was really you who wove it.” Puzzled, Taran looked more closely at the fabric and saw it crowded with images of men and women, of warriors and battles, of birds and animals. “These,” he murmured in wonder, “these are of my own life.” “Of course,” Orddu replied. “The pattern is of your choosing and always was.” “My choosing?” Taran questioned. “Not yours? Yet I believed...” He stopped and raised his eyes to Orddu. “Yes,” he said slowly, “once I did believe the world went at your bidding. I see now it is not so. The strands of life are not woven by three hags or even by three beautiful damsels. The pattern indeed was mine. But here,” he added, frowning as he scanned the final portion of the fabric where the weaving broke off and the threads fell unraveled, “here it is unfinished.” “Naturally,” said Orddu. “You must still choose the pattern, and so must each of you poor, perplexed fledglings, as long as thread remains to be woven.”
    Lloyd Alexander
  • It is ugly ducklings, grown either into swans or into remarkably big, remarkably ugly ducks, who are responsible for most works of art; and yet how few of these give a truthful account of what it was like to be an ugly duckling!—it is almost as if the grown, successful swan had repressed most of the memories of the duckling’s miserable, embarrassing, magical beginnings. (The memories are deeply humiliating in two ways: they remind the adult that he was once more ignorant and gullible and emotional than he is; and they remind him that he once , potentially, far more than he is.)
    Randall Jarrell
  • It is hard upon the duckling to have been hatched by a hen, but is it not also hard upon the hen to have hatched the duckling?
    Samuel Butler (novelist)

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