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cooing

[ koo-ing ]
/ ˈku ɪŋ /
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noun
an act or instance of uttering or imitating the soft murmuring sound characteristic of doves: Jim recognized the sound as the cooing of a pigeon, although some of us thought it was an owl.
the act of murmuring or talking fondly or admiringly: I’m no fan of fancy goodies—not for me the cooing over iced Halloween cupcakes topped with fondant pumpkins.
adjective
making the sound characteristic of doves: Since February, the lake has come alive again with a few pairs of mallards and a cooing eider duck.
murmuring or talking fondly or admiringly: Strolling on the boardwalk were cooing couples, briefcase-toting executives, and chattering children with their nannies.
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Origin of cooing

coo1 + -ed1 for the noun senses; coo1 + -ed2 for the adjective senses

OTHER WORDS FROM cooing

coo·ing·ly, adverb
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