Definitions of Sibling
Examples of Sibling
- Definition 1:
- American English – /sIb-ling/
- British English – /sIb-ling/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈsɪblɪŋ/
- British English – /ˈsɪblɪŋ/
- Plural: siblings
- Juliet Mitchell (born 1940) examined siblings from a psychoanalytical perspective in Siblings: Sex and Violence (2003) and Leonore Davidoff (1932–2014) examined siblings from an historical-economic perspective in Thicker than Water: Siblings and their Relations, 1780–1920 (2012).
- “Families of orientation, procreation, and cohabitation provide us with some of the most important roles we will assume in life. The nuclear family roles (such as parent, child, husband, wife, and sibling) combine with extended family roles (such as grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, and in-law) to form the kinship system” (Strong, Devault, and Cohen 2011:19).
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “sibling” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
Strong, Bryan, Christine DeVault, and Theodore F. Cohen. 2011. The Marriage and Family Experience: Intimate Relationships in a Changing Society. 11th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning.
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “sibling.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 21, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/sibling/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
sibling. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/sibling/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “sibling.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 21, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/sibling/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“sibling.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Oct. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/sibling/>.