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 (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
Examples of croon in a Sentence
The mother crooned as she rocked the baby.
Recent Examples of croon from the Web
Supa’s melting, mystical pop-rap songs contain yearning Auto-Tune crooning that comes out in Pollock-like bursts and instrumentals that bark and bite.
As the sun finally disappeared beneath the trees and Andy Stokes crooned onstage Friday, festival-goers shook their shoulders, bounced and grooved along to the music.
Singing, dancing and karaoke crooning queens will take over the Myrna's ballroom for the night. 9 p.m.
Fab spits about the streets and situationships as Hill croons in the background.
The sketch includes him crooning the song along with his top advisers and family, who join him throughout the song.
There will be vintage car shows, sporting events and concerts, including a performance by American country music singer Toby Keith, who also crooned at Trump's inauguration.
On the balcony outside the House chamber, Johnny Cash crooned on the loudspeakers as state lawmakers sipped Colorado wine from plastic cups in the final hours of the 2017 legislative session.
Where the birds sing words and the flowers croon, as the song goes, inside the Florida version of the classic sit-down attraction.
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Origin and Etymology of croon
Middle English croynen, from Middle Dutch cronen; akin to Old High German crōnen to chatter
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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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