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Vinnie, a preschooler from Berlin, squeaked his way through an a cappella lullaby to rapturous applause.
Musician Kate Taylor played a soothing lullaby and Gail Borden librarian Madeleine Villalobos read a book to calm the crowd.
Our theory is that Silas requested some of dad's music before bed, which, therefore, led to a lullaby album.
Purpose: Reducing unwanted noise and increasing appropriate sounds for a newborn baby, such as a mother’s speech and lullabies, promotes the baby’s development.
Might as well keep with that theme and use the lullaby music to enhance a good, restful sleep.
Originally sung as lullabies, the dauntless duets are now a competition to see who laughs first.
Did the soothing sounds of lullabies evolve out of an arms race?
And later, in 7x10, Mary Drake sings the same lullaby to Spencer.
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Origin and Etymology of lullaby
First Known Use: 1573See Words from the same year
Examples of lullaby in a Sentence
reclining peacefully on the deck, lullabied by the gentle motion of the ship
First Known Use of lullaby
Synonymsbecalm, compose, lull, calm, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], salve, settle, soothe, still, tranquilize (also tranquillize)
Antonymsagitate, discompose, disquiet, disturb, key (up), perturb, upset, vex
Related Wordsappease, conciliate, hush, mollify, pacify, placate; allay, alleviate, assuage, ease, lay, mitigate, quell, relax, relieve, solace; narcotize, sedate, stupefy
Near Antonymsaggravate, heighten, intensify; arouse, excite, foment, incite, rouse, stir (up), work up
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