[ kroon ]
/ krun /

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.


the act or sound of crooning.

Origin of croon

1350–1400; Middle English cronen < Middle Dutch: to lament

Related forms

croon·er, nouncroon·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for crooner


/ (kruːn) /


to sing or speak in a soft low tone


a soft low singing or humming

Derived Forms

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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