- 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 crooner
At just 18, the crooner has millions of people—mostly young girls—clamoring to know more about his life story.Portrait of the Austin Mahone as a Teen Idol
December 10, 2014
And things seemed fine between the couple, with the crooner appearing sober and healthier-looking, with a new crew cut.Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn
November 27, 2014
Now Nick Jonas, freshly 22 years old and leaving his days as a mommy-approved Jonas Brothers crooner behind, is following suit.Nick Jonas Is All Grown Up, Clutching His Penis and Everything
October 8, 2014
From fighting Nazis to marching alongside Martin Luther King Jr. to singing with Lady Gaga, the crooner has done it all.Tony Bennett’s Nazi Hunting Past Is Just One Reason He’s the Greatest Living American
September 25, 2014
A moody ballad by an Australian crooner has notched 134 million views on YouTube.Gotye on His Viral Hit ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’
March 31, 2012
- to sing or speak in a soft low tone
- a soft low singing or humming
Word Origin and History for crooner
type of popular singer, 1930, agent noun from 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.