The lulling murmurs of a waterfall show whence it draws its being.
She was lulling her to sleep, and held up her finger to me enjoining silence.
At last the quickened motto sinks gently into lulling motion, un peu plus modr.
The lulling hymns were like the very vertigo that bore them away.
His pony cantered steadily with the easy rocking-horse motion that came near to lulling him to sleep.
The distant lawns were lulling to sleep the breezes that kissed them.
Like low, lulling music came the distant, mellowed noise of waters, the breaking surf.
And I fancy that you will not believe, either, that the sea is lulling now.
She had fallen asleep, wooed by the lulling breeze and the sunshine.
The slow pulse of the sea, the voice of the eternal, was lulling her to rest.
early 14c., lullen "hush to sleep," probably imitative of lu-lu sound used to lull a child to sleep (cf. Swedish lulla "to hum a lullaby," German lullen "to rock," Sanskrit lolati "moves to and fro," Middle Dutch lollen "to mutter"). Figurative use from 1570s. Related: Lulled; lulling.
1650s as the name of a soothing drink, from lull (v.). Meaning "period of quiet in a storm" is from 1815.