crooning


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croon

 (kro͞on)
v. crooned, croon·ing, croons
v.intr.
1. To hum or sing softly.
2. To sing popular songs in a soft, sentimental manner.
3. Scots To roar or bellow.
v.tr.
To sing softly or in a humming way: crooning a lullaby.
n.
A soft singing or humming.

[Middle English crounen, from Middle Dutch krōnen, to lament; see gerə- in Indo-European roots.]

croon′er n.

crooning

(ˈkruːnɪŋ)
n
(Music, other) a style of relaxed and seemingly effortless singing, particularly popular in the1930s and 1940s
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crooning - singing in a soft low tonecrooning - singing in a soft low tone; "her crooning soon put the child to sleep"
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
2.crooning - the act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
Translations

crooning

[ˈkruːnɪŋ] Ncanturreo m, tarareo m
References in classic literature ?
And White Fang was growling responsively, the crooning note of the growl more pronounced than ever.
It sounded like the gurgling of a brook over mossy stones in some quiet dell, and the crooning song of it lured me away and out of myself till I was no longer Hump the cabin-boy, nor Van Weyden, the man who had dreamed away thirty-five years among books.
Tonight, or tomorrow," repeated Solan, and as the door closed behind his guest the old man continued to mutter as he turned back to the table, where he again dumped the contents of the money-pouch, running his fingers through the heap of shining metal; piling the coins into little towers; counting, recounting, and fondling the wealth the while he muttered on and on in a crooning undertone.
He uttered little crooning noises, alternating with sharp cries akin to pain, half-ecstatic, half-petulant, as he drew a black clay pipe from a hole in his ear-lobe, and into the bowl of it, with trembling fingers, untwisted and crumbled the cheap leaf of spoiled Virginia crop.
She rocked to and fro upon a chair, shedding tears and crooning miserably to the two children about their "poor mother" and "yer fader, damn 'is soul.
Gilbert had gone down and Leslie, who had been crooning over the small James Matthew in the dormer window, laid him asleep in his basket and went her way.
All day long, one or other of the tribe would sit by his side, staring out at the snows, crooning and looking unspeakably wise and sorrowful.
She stared toward the door, crooning to the child and hushing it; midway she stopped, suddenly.
I was surprised into crooning this ditty as I pushed her over the floor.
I rolled about in the dry leaves, playing with them and making crooning, rasping noises in my throat.
If she was late, he was impatient; when she had to go, he seemed forlorn; and when the tired head ached worst, she could always soothe him to sleep, crooning the old songs her father used to love.
The golden koa, the king of woods," Mercedes was crooning over the instrument.