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childhood

child·hood

childhood

 
pronunciation:
chaIld hUd
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part of speech: noun
definition: the period or state of being a child.
She was often lonely during her childhood.They're now making the transition from childhood to adulthood.
synonyms:
juvenility
antonyms:
adulthood, old age
similar words:
adolescence, boyhood, girlhood, infancy, innocence, minority, nonage, youth
Word Parts
The word childhood contains the following part:
-hood Old English noun-forming suffix that means 1. state, condition; 2.the whole group of