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
Fab spits about the streets and situationships as Hill croons in the background.
Memories may be beautiful, some movie director once crooned.
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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 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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