Definition of croon
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
: to sing (as a popular song or a lullaby) in a crooning manner < … croons ballads that conjure up the tenderness of puppy love … — Joan Morgan>
Examples of croon in a sentence
The mother crooned as she rocked the baby.
Origin and Etymology of croon
Middle English croynen, from Middle Dutch cronen; akin to Old High German crōnen to chatter
First Known Use: 15th century
CROON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of croon for English Language Learners
: to sing (a song) in a low soft voice
CROON Defined for Kids
Definition of croon for Students
: to hum or sing in a low soft voice
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