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coo

verb \ˈkü\

: to make the soft sound of a dove or pigeon; also : to make a similar sound

: to talk in a soft, quiet, and loving way

Full Definition of COO

intransitive verb
1
:  to make the low soft cry of a dove or pigeon or a similar sound
2
:  to talk fondly, amorously, or appreciatively <the family cooed over the baby pictures>
coo noun
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Examples of COO

  1. The baby cooed quietly in her crib.
  2. The baby was making a cooing sound.
  3. They all cooed over the baby pictures.
  4. Oh, how sweet, she cooed.

Origin of COO

imitative
First Known Use: 1577

COO

abbreviation

Definition of COO

chief operating officer

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COO Defined for Kids

1coo

verb \ˈkü\
cooedcoo·ing

Definition of COO for Kids

1
:  to make the soft sound made by doves and pigeons or a similar sound
2
:  to talk or say fondly or lovingly <“Hush now,” she cooed to her baby.>

2coo

noun
plural coos

Definition of COO for Kids

:  a sound of or similar to that made by doves and pigeons

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