\ 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 He was supposed to croon Saturday night at the Civic downtown. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Arts & Culture Newsletter: Dave Matthews Band and KAABOO stir up memories of Street Scene," 9 Sep. 2019 Shawn Mendes, more of a Normani peer, croons about feeling like the walls are caving in. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "Normani and the Work of the Pop Princess," 1 Sep. 2019 Now Pat McGrath Labs is valued at a billion dollars and offers a vast array of products to croon over. Kirbie Johnson, Glamour, "Pat McGrath’s New Foundation Completely Transformed My Acne-Prone Skin," 29 July 2019 Alexis Taylor croons in a high, understanding tremble, and Joe Goddard offers plummy, sad ballast. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Hot Chip Hones the Meaning of ‘Ecstasy’," 25 June 2019 There was really no question as to where the worldwide premiere would take place, the Apollo; guests settled into the very same ruby seats where Aretha Franklin once crooned. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "The Tribeca Film Festival Opens With The Apollo—Smokey Robinson, Angela Bassett, and Robert De Niro Attend," 26 Apr. 2019 On September 14, 2016, however, Saldaña, Krier and Gallagher were all crooning from the same page of the hymnal. Gilbert Garcia,, "San Antonio grapples with fair compensation for City Council aides," 13 Sep. 2019 The vid is Billie at her finest: crooning to a great beat, slinking around, and attempting to change the world all at once. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Billie Eilish's New Music Video Has a Super Important Secret Message and I Stan Her Even More Now," 5 Sep. 2019 In 1987, when Mr Mugabe tried to create a de facto one-party state, Western diplomats crooned that a firm hand was probably what the country needed. The Economist, "Zimbabwe’s economy is crashing and its people are hungry," 15 Aug. 2019

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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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13 Oct 2019

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

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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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