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
On ballads like “All You Ever Need,” he croons, “You ask what I like about you/ Ooh, I love it all.”What Is an ‘Austin Mahone’ and Is It Really Contagious? | Amy Zimmerman | May 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In memory of her late pup, the shock-singer croons a song to giant inflatable replica of him.Miley Cyrus Pays Bizarre Tribute to Her Dead Dog, Floyd, at a Brooklyn Concert | Marina Watts | April 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“She might move on to rappers, ballplayers, but we all know I hit it first,” Ray J croons.Ray J’s Not-So-Classy Kim Kardashian Diss Track, “I Hit It First,” About Their Sex Tape Tryst | Marlow Stern | April 6, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“I coughed and wheezed and cried/in every scene until I died,” the fictional Hathaway croons.Inside the Anne Hathaway ‘Les Misérables’ Video Spoof That Went Viral | Ramin Setoodeh | January 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“How lovely to be a vegetable,” he croons, quite impressively.‘American Horror Story’ Sings “The Name Game” and 12 Other Bizarre TV Musical Numbers (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | January 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
After a while she croons to herself in a high, broken voice.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays | Various
A mournful chorus of croons from the loons went round the solitude.Tales of the Chesapeake | George Alfred Townsend
She croons out a long incantation to the goddess, stopping at intervals to call out “Daru,” to attract her attention.Castes and Tribes of Southern India | Edgar Thurston
From the lonely forest, where the peasant mother croons above the cradle while she knits?Tea-Table Talk | Jerome K. Jerome
Tom likes nursing Baby immensely, and croons to him in a strange buzzing way which lulls him to sleep invariably.
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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