- to sing or hum in a soft, soothing voice: to croon to a baby.
- to sing in an evenly modulated, slightly exaggerated manner: Popular singers began crooning in the 1930s.
- to utter a low murmuring sound.
- Scot. and North England.
- to bellow; low.
- to lament; mourn.
- to sing (a song) in a crooning manner.
- to lull by singing or humming to in a soft, soothing voice: to croon a child to sleep.
- the act or sound of crooning.
Origin of croon
Examples from the Web for crooned
“All over the world there are children with hopes still burning, in the dreams of tomorrow,” she crooned.Hillary Woos the Jews
March 20, 2014
Vivien crooned about his attentions to her in August 1915: “He is all over me, is Bertie, and I simply love him.”The Best of Brit Lit
May 17, 2010
Gathering Polly tenderly in his arms, he crooned over her like a mother.Polly of Lady Gay Cottage
Emma C. Dowd
"The light one, the light one—the heavy one to come," crooned the Welshwoman.The Upper Berth
Francis Marion Crawford
Christianna, who had moaned as she crooned, hardly knowing it, at once fell silent.The Long Roll
Many a time had she crooned it in the old days as I rowed her in the boat.Kilgorman
Talbot Baines Reed
Old Worble crooned and doddered, and feebly repeated "Picnic?"
- to sing or speak in a soft low tone
- a soft low singing or humming
Word Origin and History for crooned
c.1400, originally Scottish, from Middle Dutch kronen "to lament, mourn," perhaps imitative. Originally "to bellow like a bull" as well as "to utter a low, murmuring sound" (mid-15c.). Popularized by Robert Burns. Sense evolved to "lament," then to "sing softly and sadly." Related: Crooned; crooning.