Croon



[kroon] /krun/

verb (used without object)
1.
to sing or hum in a soft, soothing voice:
to croon to a baby.
2.
to sing in an evenly modulated, slightly exaggerated manner:
Popular singers began crooning in the 1930s.
3.
to utter a low murmuring sound.
4.
Scot. and North England.

verb (used with object)
5.
to sing (a song) in a crooning manner.
6.
to lull by singing or humming to in a soft, soothing voice:
to croon a child to sleep.
noun
7.
the act or sound of crooning.
/kruːn/
verb
1.
to sing or speak in a soft low tone
noun
2.
a soft low singing or humming
v.

c.1400, originally Scottish, from Middle Dutch kronen “to lament, mourn,” perhaps imitative. Originally “to bellow like a bull” as well as “to utter a low, murmuring sound” (mid-15c.). Popularized by Robert Burns. Sense evolved to “lament,” then to “sing softly and sadly.” Related: Crooned; crooning.

verb

[1460+; fr Scots dialect; related to Dutch kreunen, ”groan, whimper”]

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