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lullaby

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noun lul·la·by \ˈlə-lə-ˌbī\

Definition of lullaby

plural

lullabies

  1. :  a soothing refrain; specifically :  a song to quiet children or lull them to sleep

Origin and Etymology of lullaby

obsolete English lulla, interjection used to lull a child (from Middle English) + bye, interjection used to lull a child, from Middle English by


First Known Use: 1573


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lullaby

verb lul·la·by

Definition of lullaby

lullabied

lullabying

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to quiet with or as if with a lullaby

Examples of lullaby in a sentence

  1. <reclining peacefully on the deck, lullabied by the gentle motion of the ship>

1576

First Known Use of lullaby

1576


LULLABY Defined for English Language Learners

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lullaby

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noun lul·la·by \ˈlə-lə-ˌbī\

Definition of lullaby for English Language Learners

  • : a song used to help a child fall asleep


LULLABY Defined for Kids

lullaby

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noun lul·la·by \ˈlə-lə-ˌbī\

Definition of lullaby for Students

plural

lullabies

  1. :  a song for helping a baby or child fall asleep



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