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croon


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Croon  \Croon\,  n. 
  1.  A  low  continued  moan;  a  murmur. 
 
  2.  A  low  singing;  a  plain,  artless  melody. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Croon  \Croon\  (kr??n),  v.  i.  [OE.  croinen  cf  D.  kreunen  to 
  moan.  ?24.] 
  1.  To  make  a  continuous  hollow  moan,  as  cattle  do  when  in 
  pain.  [Scot.]  --Jamieson. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Croon  \Croon\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crooned}  (kr??nd);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Crooning}.] 
  1.  To  sing  in  a  low  tone,  as  if  to  one's  self  to  hum. 
 
  Hearing  such  stanzas  crooned  in  her  praise.  --C. 
  Bront?. 
 
  2.  To  soothe  by  singing  softly. 
 
  The  fragment  of  the  childish  hymn  with  which  he  sung 
  and  crooned  himself  asleep.  --Dickens. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  croon 
  v  :  sing  softly 




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