- to sing or hum in a soft, soothing voice: to croon to a baby.
- to sing in an evenly modulated, slightly exaggerated manner: Popular singers began crooning in the 1930s.
- to utter a low murmuring sound.
- Scot. and North England.
- to bellow; low.
- to lament; mourn.
- 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.
- the act or sound of crooning.
Origin of croon
Examples from the Web for croon
Contemporary Examples of 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
October 13, 2013
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)
May 12, 2013
Vidal smiled and began to croon the song softly into my ear.Remembering the Surprisingly Vulnerable Gore Vidal
August 1, 2012
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
November 23, 2008
Historical Examples of croon
And croon they did through the long crowded way to Covent Garden.The Coryston Family
Mrs. Humphry Ward
Then she began to croon to it, swinging it gently from side to side.In Court and Kampong
The croon of the old lady thrummed in his ears with endless repetition.The Blind Spot
Wake, then, if you may not sleep, but only to watch the moon rising and hear the croon of the sea.The Debatable Land
Sometimes there was a croon in the voice, sometimes a touch of decrepit anger.The Hill of Venus
- to sing or speak in a soft low tone
- a soft low singing or humming
Word Origin 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.