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Meaning of croon

croon

Pronunciation: (krn), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to sing or hum in a soft, soothing voice: to croon to a baby.
  2. to sing in an evenly modulated, slightly exaggerated manner: Popular singers began crooning in the 1930s.
  3. to utter a low murmuring sound.
    1. to bellow; low.
    2. to lament; mourn.
—v.t.
  1. to sing (a song) in a crooning manner.
  2. to lull by singing or humming to in a soft, soothing voice: to croon a child to sleep.
—n.
  1. the act or sound of crooning.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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