- 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 cooing
Contemporary Examples of cooing
She was a cooing and cherubic mini-avatar called Anima, which players earned after reaching a certain level in the game Prius.‘Love Child’ Game Over: Internet Addicts Let Their Baby Starve to Death
July 21, 2014
Legendary Lovers” has her cooing at her man over sitar backing to “say my name like a scripture.‘Prism’ Review: Katy Perry Perfects the Pop Blockbuster
October 22, 2013
I grew up wanting the whole shebang: Prince Charming, white picket fence and our cooing angel-faced children.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories
February 27, 2013
Basil, cucumber, mangoes, the cooing of turtledoves on torrid afternoons, the screech of buses coming to a sudden halt.André Aciman: How I Write
November 28, 2012
With every breath, Wren made a cooing noise, but Jones looked online and saw that lots of newborns make funny sounds.Home Birth: Increasingly Popular, But Dangerous
June 25, 2012
Historical Examples of cooing
By degrees her voice had lost its cooing tone and had risen to a shriek.The Bacillus of Beauty
"Yes, you're mighty nice and cooing when you got me where you want me," he jeered.Alice Adams
And so their life had hitherto been a game of love, an everlasting billing and cooing.Fruitfulness
He was cooing and blowing at little Katherine over the fringe of her towels.The Manxman
"That is the cooing of wood-pigeons or doves," said Mr. Fairchild.The Fairchild Family
Mary Martha Sherwood
- (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
- cost of ownership
- chief operating officer
1660s, echoic of doves; the phrase to bill and coo is first recorded 1816. Related: Cooing. The noun is recorded from 1729.