noun, plural lull·a·bies.
verb (used with object), lull·a·bied, lull·a·by·ing.
- lull into,
- lull, ramón,
- lully, jean baptiste,
- lully, raymond,
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.
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|Michael Tomasky|February 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was a lullaby for heroes, not for a weary old woman who could not sleep.Barbara Lynn|Emily J. Jenkinson
When a fellow charges through hails of bullets, each singing him a lullaby, he never knows what instant one will come 'chunk!'Where the Souls of Men are Calling|Credo Harris
Religion was the lullaby of the cradle, the ghost-story told by the old woman, Superstition.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
The wind even had folded her wings and had ceased to sing her lullaby to the accompaniment of her many stringed lute.The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer|Richard Clynton
Then the snowdrop sang a lullaby about the moss that loved the violet.A Little Book of Profitable Tales|Eugene Field
noun plural -bies
verb -bies, -bying or -bied
Word Origin for lullaby
1560s, lulley by, from Middle English lollai, lullay, from lullen (see lull (v.)). Second element perhaps from by-by "good-by."