verb (used without object)
- to bellow; low.
- to lament; mourn.
verb (used with object)
Origin of croon
Examples from the Web for croon
“I love the buttery crust, but I love the meat just as much,” they croon.‘We Can’t Stop’ a Cappella, Coffee Shop Telekinesis & More Viral Videos|Natasha Bach|October 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He even enlists Mary J. Blige to croon an emotional bridge about how much he loves Mothah Killah.Seven Best Rap Songs About Moms for Mother’s Day (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|May 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Vidal smiled and began to croon the song softly into my ear.Remembering the Surprisingly Vulnerable Gore Vidal|Lee Siegel|August 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Alicia Keyes and John Legend will croon, while Cameron Diaz, Forest Whitaker, Salma Hayek and Lucy Liu add sparkle.Al Gore Speaks, Colbert Sings and Other TV Highlights|Nicole Ankowski|November 23, 2008|DAILY BEAST
The croon of the old lady thrummed in his ears with endless repetition.The Blind Spot|Austin Hall
And now she began to croon the very lullaby which in the past had diffused pure sleep over his infant cradle.Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2|Charles Dudley Warner
Ye hae set yersel to du his wull, and no yer ain: ye're a king; and for want o' a better croon, I croon ye wi my twa ban's.'Heather and Snow|George MacDonald
Nor did he resent the liberty she took, and, like Jerry, he yielded to her crooning and softly began to croon with her.Michael, Brother of Jerry|Jack London
She lay awake to croon that to herself, though she denied that she was in love with this eccentric waster.The Job|Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for croon
Word Origin for croon
Word Origin and History for croon
c.1400, originally Scottish, from Middle Dutch kronen "to lament, mourn," perhaps imitative. Originally "to bellow like a bull" as well as "to utter a low, murmuring sound" (mid-15c.). Popularized by Robert Burns. Sense evolved to "lament," then to "sing softly and sadly." Related: Crooned; crooning.