croon

verb \ ˈkrün \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of croon

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
: 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

croon

noun

Examples of croon in a Sentence

  1. The mother crooned as she rocked the baby.

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Origin and Etymology of croon

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


CROON Defined for English Language Learners

croon

Definition of croon for English Language Learners

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


CROON Defined for Kids

croon

verb \ ˈkrün \

Definition of croon for Students

crooned; crooning
: to hum or sing in a low soft voice


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