Croon

Definition of Croon

Pronunciation: krŌnd
v. i.1.To make a continuous hollow moan, as cattle do when in pain.
2.To hum or sing in a low tone; to murmur softly.
Here an old grandmother was crooning over a sick child, and rocking it to and fro.
- Dickens.
3.To sing in a soft, evenly modulated manner adapted to amplifying systems, especially to sing in such a way with exaggerated sentimentality.
v. t.1.To sing in a low tone, as if to one's self; to hum.
[imp. & p. p. Crooned (krŌnd); p. pr. & vb. n. Crooning.]
Hearing such stanzas crooned in her praise.
- C. Bronté.
2.To soothe by singing softly.
The fragment of the childish hymn with which he sung and crooned himself asleep.
- Dickens.
n.1.A low, continued moan; a murmur.
2.A low singing; a plain, artless melody.

Related Words

anthem, ballad, carol, chant, chirp, chirrup, choir, chorus, descant, do-re-mi, hum, hymn, intonate, intone, lilt, minstrel, pipe, psalm, quaver, roulade, serenade, shake, sing, sing in chorus, sol-fa, solmizate, tremolo, trill, troll, tweedle, tweedledee, twit, twitter, vocalize, warble, whistle, yodel
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