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 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.
- croon·er, noun
- croon·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use croon in a sentence
Critics praised his crooning, even if they regarded it little more than a gimmick.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists | Luke Hopping | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The southern soul singer Theodis Ealey offers an explicit take on the sexual advice school of R&B crooning.Bobby Womack’s Sexual Democracy: The Late Soul Legend Preached Mutual Pleasure | David Masciotra | June 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The ‘MMMBop’-crooning brothers are now in the beer business.Hanson Got Me Drunk on Their New Beer, Mmmhops (Really) | Kevin Fallon | September 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The track opens with glitchy lo-fi distortion and reggae crooning.Praise ‘Yeezus’: Kanye West’s New Album Is an Eclectic Tour de Force | Marlow Stern | June 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
One such thing is Katie Holmes slinking around in all-black and doing her best Fosse while crooning “Hit Me With a Hot Note.”‘American Horror Story’ Sings “The Name Game” and 12 Other Bizarre TV Musical Numbers (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | January 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She sat where he had left her, and was crooning again the weird tuneless dirge at which Marto had been appalled.The Treasure Trail | Marah Ellis Ryan
They sat there in the dark room for a long time, the girl rubbing Bumper's head and back and crooning gently to him.Bumper, The White Rabbit | George Ethelbert Walsh
Twas a quiet sea, breaking, in crooning lullaby, upon the rocks below my bedroom window.The Cruise of the Shining Light | Norman Duncan
Out on the plains the fourth guard were drowsily crooning the lullaby about the bull that "came down the hillside, long time ago."The Pony Rider Boys in Texas | Frank Gee Patchin
I rolled about in the dry leaves, playing with them and making crooning, rasping noises in my throat.Before Adam | Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for croon
to sing or speak in a soft low tone
a soft low singing or humming
- crooner, noun
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