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croon

[ kroon ]
/ krun /
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verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
to sing (a song) in a crooning manner.
to lull by singing or humming to in a soft, soothing voice: to croon a child to sleep.
noun
the act or sound of crooning.
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Origin of croon

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English cronen, from Middle Dutch: “to lament”

OTHER WORDS FROM croon

croon·er, nouncroon·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for croon

croon
/ (kruːn) /

verb
to sing or speak in a soft low tone
noun
a soft low singing or humming

Derived forms of croon

crooner, noun

Word Origin for croon

C14: via Middle Dutch crōnen to groan; compare Old High German chrōnan to chatter, Latin gingrīre to cackle (of geese)
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