- 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.
Origin of coo1
Examples from the Web for cooed
Contemporary Examples of cooed
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
December 10, 2013
They had coached great players in their lifetimes and they would not have coddled or cooed at him.King James Can't Handle the Pressure
March 11, 2011
Historical Examples of cooed
"The world is the expression of our sense life to the spirit," she cooed.The Bacillus of Beauty
There was a harsh note in the voice that lately had cooed so softly.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
"I thank you, dearest dear," cooed the siren, caressing him tenderly.Victor's Triumph
Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
But she was a child—an uncanny child who cooed frankly when interested.Erik Dorn
"I love you,—strong like that," she cooed, her eyes soft with passion again.Man and Maid
- (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
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Word Origin and History for cooed
1660s, echoic of doves; the phrase to bill and coo is first recorded 1816. Related: Cooing. The noun is recorded from 1729.