to utter or imitate the soft, murmuring sound characteristic of doves.
to murmur or talk fondly or amorously.
to utter by cooing.
a cooing sound.
- coo·er, noun
Other definitions for coo (2 of 4)
(used to express surprise or amazement.)
Other definitions for Coo (3 of 4)
Italian name of Kos.
Other definitions for COO (4 of 4)
chief operating officer.
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How to use coo in a sentence
She swooned and cooed as she put them on and jumped into the pool, the drop earrings swinging like chandeliers in a storm.Cartier Retrospective Looks Back at 100 Years of Creating Bling for the Stars | Chantel Tattoli | December 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
When Pratt announced her new venture last fall, media watchdogs cooed in anticipation.
They had coached great players in their lifetimes and they would not have coddled or cooed at him.
"You're going to have your bottle in just a minute now," cooed Miss Haine, drying the child with a vigor which it resented.The Boy Grew Older | Heywood Broun
The clock ticked; pigeons cooed on the veranda; a door opened in the distance, and for a moment a treble voice was heard.Villa Rubein and Other Stories | John Galsworthy
Round Villa Rubein the pigeons cooed uneasily, all the other birds were silent.Villa Rubein and Other Stories | John Galsworthy
"I don't want you to feel you have anything against me," he cooed still more softly.The Regent | E. Arnold Bennett
White doves flitted about the building, or cooed their drowsy love-song, perched peacefully on pinnacle and shaft.Sarchedon | G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
British Dictionary definitions for coo (1 of 3)
(intr) (of doves, pigeons, etc) to make a characteristic soft throaty call
(tr) to speak in a soft murmur
(intr) to murmur lovingly (esp in the phrase bill and coo)
the sound of cooing
British slang an exclamation of surprise, awe, etc
- cooer, noun
- cooingly, adverb
British Dictionary definitions for COO (2 of 3)
chief operating officer
British Dictionary definitions for CoO (3 of 3)
cost of ownership
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