verb (used without object)
- to bellow; low.
- to lament; mourn.
verb (used with object)
Origin of croon
Examples from the Web for crooned
Contemporary Examples of crooned
“All over the world there are children with hopes still burning, in the dreams of tomorrow,” she crooned.Hillary Woos the Jews
March 20, 2014
Vivien crooned about his attentions to her in August 1915: “He is all over me, is Bertie, and I simply love him.”The Best of Brit Lit
May 17, 2010
Historical Examples of crooned
Gathering Polly tenderly in his arms, he crooned over her like a mother.Polly of Lady Gay Cottage
Emma C. Dowd
"The light one, the light one—the heavy one to come," crooned the Welshwoman.The Upper Berth
Francis Marion Crawford
Christianna, who had moaned as she crooned, hardly knowing it, at once fell silent.The Long Roll
Many a time had she crooned it in the old days as I rowed her in the boat.Kilgorman
Talbot Baines Reed
Old Worble crooned and doddered, and feebly repeated "Picnic?"
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.