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lullaby

noun lul·la·by \ ˈlə-lə-ˌbī \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of lullaby

plural lullabies
: a soothing refrain; specifically : a song to quiet children or lull them to sleep

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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


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lullaby

verb

Definition of lullaby

lullabied; lullabying
transitive verb
: 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

First Known Use of lullaby

1576


LULLABY Defined for English Language Learners

lullaby

noun

Definition of lullaby for English Language Learners

  • : a song used to help a child fall asleep


LULLABY Defined for Kids

lullaby

noun lul·la·by \ ˈlə-lə-ˌbī \

Definition of lullaby for Students

plural lullabies
: a song for helping a baby or child fall asleep


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