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Diminutives

 

A diminutive is a word that has been modified to convey a slighter degree of its root meaning, to convey the smallness of the object or quality named, or to convey a sense of intimacy or endearment.

handshake

animal animalcule, animalculum
ball ballet, bullet
brace bracelet
cask casket
cock cockerel
convent conventicle
corn kernel
cover coverlet
crown coronet
dear darling
duck duckling
eagle eaglet
flower floweret
fourth farthing
globe globule
goose gosling
grain granule
hill hillock
latch latchet
leaf leaflet
lock locket
man manikin, mannikin
park paddock
part particle
seed seedlet
sphere spherule
stream streamlet
throat throttle
tower turret
verse versicle, verselet, verset

 

 

 

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