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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

  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

noun

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>: as a :  a temporary calm before or during a storm b :  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>

1719

First Known Use of lull

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

noun

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

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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noun

Definition of lull for Students

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



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