\ ˈkrün How to pronounce croon (audio) \
crooned; crooning; croons

Definition of croon

intransitive verb

1 chiefly Scotland : bellow, boom
2 : to sing or speak in a gentle murmuring manner The mother crooned as she rocked the baby. especially : to sing in a soft intimate manner adapted to amplifying systems

transitive verb

: to sing (something, such as a popular song or a lullaby) in a crooning manner croons ballads that conjure up the tenderness of puppy love …— Joan Morgan

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Other Words from croon

croon noun

Examples of croon in a Sentence

The mother crooned as she rocked the baby.
Recent Examples on the Web Combs then began to croon the tune with just a keyboardist accompanying him. Anna Chan, Billboard, "Luke Combs Pours His Heart Out in 'Better Together' at 2020 ACM Awards," 16 Sep. 2020 The crooning Tacos and dancing Llamas may seem like the most outrageous part of the show. Erin Cavoto, Country Living, "This Wild Theory About the Voting on 'The Masked Singer' Makes So Much Sense," 7 Mar. 2020 At first, the woman, who has since been identified as professional singer Charlotte Awbery, tentatively croons the first few lines of Lady Gaga’s verse. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "Woman Doing Random Challenge Shuts It All Down With Her Amazing Singing Voice," 19 Feb. 2020 New York's foxiest hipsters run Afrobeat and Julian Casablancas croon through a drum machine. Matt Wake |, al, "Why rock fans should buy some music today," 1 May 2020 And with time, the singer continues to wow us with her sultry dance moves and pop star croons. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Normani Is The First Ever Savage X Fenty Brand Ambassador," 21 Nov. 2019 Joe stands on the roof of an emergency vehicle and croons about making tiger eye contact. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, "The Bonkers Appeal of The Tiger King," 28 Mar. 2020 In between the salad and seafood and chocolate mousse, the cabaret artist Justin Vivian Bond would get up from a table to croon, and models of all ages would sidle between the seats, dressed in Ms. Comey’s collection. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "Seeing the Oscar Challenge to Fashion Week and Raising It One," 10 Feb. 2020 The past week as people’s anxieties have skyrocketed, perhaps the relief doesn’t come from celebs crooning into a phone camera about imagining a world with no possessions or as one, but from them being just as unhinged and honest as the rest of us. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "Gal Gadot Singing "Imagine" with a Bunch of Celebs Isn't Helping my Coronavirus Anxiety," 19 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of croon

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for croon

Middle English croynen, from Middle Dutch cronen; akin to Old High German crōnen to chatter

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The first known use of croon was in the 15th century

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30 Sep 2020

Cite this Entry

“Croon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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How to pronounce croon (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of croon

: to sing (a song) in a low soft voice


\ ˈkrün How to pronounce croon (audio) \
crooned; crooning

Kids Definition of croon

: to hum or sing in a low soft voice

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