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lull

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verb \ˈləl\

Definition of lull

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to sleep or rest :  soothe He was lulled to sleep by her soothing voice.

  3. 2 :  to cause to relax vigilance were lulled into a false sense of security

Examples of lull in a sentence

  1. The music lulled him to sleep.

  2. the absence of attacks for such an extended period had lulled the nation into a false sense of security

Origin and Etymology of lull

Middle English; probably of imitative origin


First Known Use: 14th century


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lull

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Definition of lull

  1. 1 archaic :  something that lulls; especially :  lullaby

  2. 2 :  a temporary pause or decline in activity the early-morning lull in urban noise: such asa :  a temporary calm before or during a stormb :  a temporary drop in business activity

Examples of lull in a sentence

  1. we took the opportunity of a lull in the conversation to announce that we were engaged to be married

Origin and Etymology of lull

see 1lull


First Known Use: 1719

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LULL Defined for English Language Learners

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lull

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verb \ˈləl\

Definition of lull for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (someone) to fall asleep or become sleepy

  • : to cause (someone) to feel safe and relaxed instead of careful and alert


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lull

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Definition of lull for English Language Learners

  • : a brief time when an action or activity stops


LULL Defined for Kids

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lull

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verb \ˈləl\

Definition of lull for Students

lulled

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lulling

  1. :  to make or become sleepy or less watchful lulled by the bobbing of the raft … I went to sleep again. — Theodore Taylor, The Cay


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lull

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Definition of lull for Students

  1. :  a period of calm or inactivity There was a lull in the storm.



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