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lull

[ luhl ]
/ lʌl /
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verb (used with object)

to put to sleep or rest by soothing means: to lull a child by singing.
to soothe or quiet.
to give or lead to feel a false sense of safety; cause to be less alert, aware, or watchful.

verb (used without object)

to quiet down, let up, or subside: furious activity that finally lulled.

noun

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Origin of lull

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English lullen, of expressive origin; compare Swedish lulla, German lullen, Latin lallāre “to sing a lullaby”
luller, nounlull·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for lull

lull
/ (lʌl) /

verb

to soothe (a person or animal) by soft sounds or motions (esp in the phrase lull to sleep)
to calm (someone or someone's fears, suspicions, etc), esp by deception

noun

a short period of calm or diminished activity
lulling, adjective
C14: possibly imitative of crooning sounds; related to Middle Low German lollen to soothe, Middle Dutch lollen to talk drowsily, mumble
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