verb (used without object)
to sing or hum in a soft, soothing voice:
to croon to a baby.
to sing in an evenly modulated, slightly exaggerated manner:
Popular singers began crooning in the 1930s.
to utter a low murmuring sound.
Scot. and North England.
verb (used with object)
to sing (a song) in a crooning manner.
to lull by singing or humming to in a soft, soothing voice:
to croon a child to sleep.
the act or sound of crooning.
to sing or speak in a soft low tone
a soft low singing or humming
type of popular singer, 1930, agent noun from croon.
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.
[1460+; fr Scots dialect; related to Dutch kreunen, ”groan, whimper”]
[krop] /krɒp/ noun 1. the cultivated produce of the ground, while growing or when gathered: the wheat crop. 2. the yield of such produce for a particular season. 3. the yield of some other product in a season: the crop of diamonds. 4. a supply produced. 5. a collection or group of persons or things […]
- Crop circle
noun 1. any of various patterns, usually wholly or partly consisting of ring shapes, formed by the unexplained flattening of cereals growing in a field noun any area of grain or crop that has been flattened or cut into a circular geometric pattern, sometimes thought to be made by flying saucers; also called corn circle
[krop-duhst] /ˈkrɒpˌdʌst/ verb (used with object) 1. to subject (a field) to crop-dusting.
noun 1. a pilot employed in crop-dusting from an airplane. 2. an airplane used in crop-dusting.