lull


1lull

verb \ˈləl\

: to cause (someone) to fall asleep or become sleepy

: to cause (someone) to feel safe and relaxed instead of careful and alert

Full Definition of LULL

transitive verb
1
:  to cause to sleep or rest :  soothe
2
:  to cause to relax vigilance <were lulled into a false sense of security>

Examples of LULL

  1. The music lulled him to sleep.
  2. <the absence of attacks for such an extended period had lulled the nation into a false sense of security>

Origin of LULL

Middle English; probably of imitative origin
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with LULL

2lull

noun

: a brief time when an action or activity stops

Full Definition of LULL

1
archaic :  something that lulls; especially :  lullaby
2
:  a temporary pause or decline in activity <the early-morning lull in urban noise>: as
a :  a temporary calm before or during a storm
b :  a temporary drop in business activity

Examples of LULL

  1. <we took the opportunity of a lull in the conversation to announce that we were engaged to be married>

First Known Use of LULL

1719

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

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