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lullaby

[ luhl-uh-bahy ]
/ 藞l蕦l 蓹藢ba瑟 /
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noun, plural lull路a路bies.
a song used to lull a child to sleep; cradlesong.
any lulling song.
verb (used with object), lull路a路bied, lull路a路by路ing.
to lull with or as with a lullaby.
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Origin of lullaby

1550鈥60; equivalent to lulla, lulla(y), interjection used in cradlesongs (late Middle English lullai, lulli) + -by, as in bye-bye

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British Dictionary definitions for lullaby

lullaby
/ (藞l蕦l蓹藢ba瑟) /

noun plural -bies
a quiet song to lull a child to sleep
the music for such a song
verb -bies, -bying or -bied
(tr) to quiet or soothe with or as if with a lullaby

Word Origin for lullaby

C16: perhaps a blend of lull + goodbye
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