- a song used to lull a child to sleep; cradlesong.
- any lulling song.
- to lull with or as with a lullaby.
Origin of lullaby
Examples from the Web for lullaby
But then that night, Dad played it back to me in bed, like a lullaby, my own recorded voice singing myself to sleep.The Greatest Role My Father Ever Played
June 16, 2013
Washington loves a lullaby—like the one about both sides deserving blame for the decline in bipartisanship.Michael Tomasky on the GOP’s Rush to the Right in Congress
February 2, 2012
Then the snowdrop sang a lullaby about the moss that loved the violet.A Little Book of Profitable Tales
Down the room a low, mournful wail, almost a lullaby, went on and ceased not.The Downfall
By that time the sounds of the tempest had become a lullaby to me.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
So she sang another, a lullaby, that sank to its finish in flattering silence.Miss Pat at School
Oh, this capital knew the Dead March in Saul as a child knows his lullaby!The Long Roll
- a quiet song to lull a child to sleep
- the music for such a song
- (tr) to quiet or soothe with or as if with a lullaby
Word Origin and History for lullaby
1560s, lulley by, from Middle English lollai, lullay, from lullen (see lull (v.)). Second element perhaps from by-by "good-by."