coo

1
[ koo ]
/ ku /

verb (used without object), cooed, coo·ing.

to utter or imitate the soft, murmuring sound characteristic of doves.
to murmur or talk fondly or amorously.

verb (used with object), cooed, coo·ing.

to utter by cooing.

noun

a cooing sound.

Origin of coo

1
First recorded in 1660–70; imitative

Related forms

coo·er, nouncoo·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cooing (1 of 3)

coo

/ (kuː) /

verb coos, cooing or cooed

(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)

noun

the sound of cooing

interjection

British slang an exclamation of surprise, awe, etc

Derived Forms

cooer, nouncooingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for cooing (2 of 3)

CoO


abbreviation for

cost of ownership

British Dictionary definitions for cooing (3 of 3)

COO


abbreviation for

chief operating officer
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