Cooing



[koo] /ku/

verb (used without object), cooed, cooing.
1.
to utter or imitate the soft, murmuring sound characteristic of doves.
2.
to murmur or talk fondly or amorously.
verb (used with object), cooed, cooing.
3.
to utter by cooing.
noun
4.
a cooing sound.
/kuː/
verb coos, cooing, cooed
1.
(intransitive) (of doves, pigeons, etc) to make a characteristic soft throaty call
2.
(transitive) to speak in a soft murmur
3.
(intransitive) to murmur lovingly (esp in the phrase bill and coo)
noun
4.
the sound of cooing
interjection
5.
(Brit, slang) an exclamation of surprise, awe, etc
abbreviation
1.
cost of ownership
abbreviation
1.
chief operating officer
v.

1660s, echoic of doves; the phrase to bill and coo is first recorded 1816. Related: Cooing. The noun is recorded from 1729.
chief operating officer

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