coo

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verb

cooed; cooing; coos

intransitive verb

1
: to make the low soft cry of a dove or pigeon or a similar sound
The baby cooed quietly in her crib.
2
: to talk fondly, amorously, or appreciatively
The family cooed over the baby pictures.
coo noun

COO

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abbreviation

chief operating officer

Examples of coo in a Sentence

Verb The baby cooed quietly in her crib. The baby was making a cooing sound. They all cooed over the baby pictures. “Oh, how sweet,” she cooed.
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
In the clip, Hilton cooed at the infant, who was lying on a bed wearing a colorful playsuit. Emma Aerin Becker, Peoplemag, 9 July 2024 Listen to a recording of your baby cooing or crying. Donna Murray, Rn, Parents, 8 July 2024 Mom dumped stepdad and wants to coo about her new love to her kid 2 Advice|Miss Manners: How to respond to a disingenuous compliment? 3 Advice|How to grocery shop for one without wasting food and money 4 Advice|Wedding dress codes have never been weirder. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 19 June 2024 Then the infants rejoined their parents as experts observed their interactions, reinforcing actions that build secure attachments — like smiling, cooing, playing and being attuned to the infants’ needs and emotions. Madison Lammert, Journal Sentinel, 5 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for coo 

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

imitative

First Known Use

Verb

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of coo was in 1577

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Cite this Entry

“Coo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coo. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

coo

verb
1
: to make the low soft cry of a dove or pigeon or a similar sound
2
: to talk fondly or lovingly
coo noun

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