lull


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lull

 (lŭl)
v. lulled, lull·ing, lulls
v.tr.
1. To cause to sleep or rest; soothe or calm: The sound of the waves lulled me to sleep.
2. To deceive into trustfulness: "that honeyed charm that he used so effectively to lull his victims" (S.J. Perelman).
v.intr.
To become calm: The wind finally lulled.
n.
1. A relatively calm interval, as in a storm.
2. An interval of lessened activity: a lull in sales.

[Middle English lullen, possibly of Low German origin.]

lull

(lʌl)
vb
1. to soothe (a person or animal) by soft sounds or motions (esp in the phrase lull to sleep)
2. to calm (someone or someone's fears, suspicions, etc), esp by deception
n
a short period of calm or diminished activity
[C14: possibly imitative of crooning sounds; related to Middle Low German lollen to soothe, Middle Dutch lollen to talk drowsily, mumble]
ˈlulling adj

lull

(lʌl)
v.t.
1. to put to sleep or rest by soothing means: to lull a child to sleep with singing.
2. to soothe or quiet.
3. to give or lead to feel a false sense of safety.
v.i.
4. to quiet down; let up; subside: furious activity that finally lulled.
n.
5. a temporary calm, quiet, or stillness: a lull in a storm.
6. a soothing sound: the lull of falling waters.
7. a pacified or stupefied condition: The drug put him in a lull.
[1300–50; of expressive orig.]
lull′er, n.

lull


Past participle: lulled
Gerund: lulling

Imperative
lull
lull
Present
I lull
you lull
he/she/it lulls
we lull
you lull
they lull
Preterite
I lulled
you lulled
he/she/it lulled
we lulled
you lulled
they lulled
Present Continuous
I am lulling
you are lulling
he/she/it is lulling
we are lulling
you are lulling
they are lulling
Present Perfect
I have lulled
you have lulled
he/she/it has lulled
we have lulled
you have lulled
they have lulled
Past Continuous
I was lulling
you were lulling
he/she/it was lulling
we were lulling
you were lulling
they were lulling
Past Perfect
I had lulled
you had lulled
he/she/it had lulled
we had lulled
you had lulled
they had lulled
Future
I will lull
you will lull
he/she/it will lull
we will lull
you will lull
they will lull
Future Perfect
I will have lulled
you will have lulled
he/she/it will have lulled
we will have lulled
you will have lulled
they will have lulled
Future Continuous
I will be lulling
you will be lulling
he/she/it will be lulling
we will be lulling
you will be lulling
they will be lulling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lulling
you have been lulling
he/she/it has been lulling
we have been lulling
you have been lulling
they have been lulling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lulling
you will have been lulling
he/she/it will have been lulling
we will have been lulling
you will have been lulling
they will have been lulling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lulling
you had been lulling
he/she/it had been lulling
we had been lulling
you had been lulling
they had been lulling
Conditional
I would lull
you would lull
he/she/it would lull
we would lull
you would lull
they would lull
Past Conditional
I would have lulled
you would have lulled
he/she/it would have lulled
we would have lulled
you would have lulled
they would have lulled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lull - a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished; "there was never a letup in the noise"
pause, suspension, intermission, interruption, break - a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
2.lull - a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm"
calmness - an absence of strong winds or rain
Verb1.lull - calm by deception; "Don't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security"
calm, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize, calm down, quiet, quieten, lull - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
2.lull - become quiet or less intensive; "the fighting lulled for a moment"
silence, still, hush, hush up, quieten, shut up - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
3.lull - make calm or stilllull - make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
lull - calm by deception; "Don't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security"
compose - calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet; "She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult"
appease, assuage, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate - cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of; "She managed to mollify the angry customer"
reassure, assure - cause to feel sure; give reassurance to; "The airline tried to reassure the customers that the planes were safe"
comfort, console, solace, soothe - give moral or emotional strength to

lull

noun
1. respite, pause, quiet, silence, calm, hush, tranquillity, stillness, let-up (informal), calmness a lull in the conversation
verb
1. calm, soothe, subdue, still, quiet, compose, hush, quell, allay, pacify, lullaby, tranquillize, rock to sleep It is easy to be lulled into a false sense of security.

lull

verb
To make or become calm:
noun
Translations
فَتْرَة هُدوءيُهَدْهِد
uklidnituspatzklidnění
dysse til rolulleopholdpause
kyrrî, lognsefa; svæfa
ramybės valandėlėtylos valandėlėužliūliuoti
ieaijātiemidzinātklusumsnorimšana
geçici sükûnetsakinleştirmek

lull

[lʌl]
A. N (in storm, wind) → pausa f, momento m de calma; (in fighting, bombardment) → tregua f; (in activity) → respiro m, pausa f
during a lull in the conversationen una pausa de la conversación
this was just the lull before the stormesto era sólo la calma que precede a la tempestad
B. VT [+ person] → calmar; [+ fears] → calmar, sosegar
to lull sb to sleeparrullar a algn, adormecer a algn
he was lulled into a false sense of securityse le inspiró un falso sentimiento de seguridad

lull

[ˈlʌl]
naccalmie f
after a lull of several weeks → après une accalmie de plusieurs semaines
the lull before the storm → le calme avant la tempête
vt
(= soothe) → apaiser, calmer
to be lulled by sth [+ motion, music] → être bercé(e) par qch
to lull sb into a state of serenity → procurer à qn une sensation de bien-être
to lull sb to sleep → endormir qn
(= mislead) to be lulled into sth
It is easy to be lulled into a false sense of security → Il est facile de se laisser aller à croire que tout va bien.
I had been lulled into thinking the publicity would be a trivial matter → Je m'étais laissé aller à croire que la publicité serait un détail sans importance.

lull

nPause f; (Comm) → Flaute f; a lull in the windeine Windstille; we heard the scream during a lull in the stormwir hörten den Schrei, als der Sturm für einen Augenblick nachließ; a lull in the conversation/fightingeine Gesprächs-/Gefechtspause; the lull before the storm (fig)die Ruhe vor dem Sturm
vt babyberuhigen; (fig)einlullen; fears etczerstreuen, beseitigen; to lull a baby to sleepein Baby in den Schlaf wiegen; he lulled them into a false sense of securityer wiegte sie in trügerische Sicherheit

lull

[lʌl]
1. n (gen) → momento di calma; (in business) → periodo di stasi; (in conversation) → pausa; (in fighting) → tregua
2. vt (fear) → calmare; (person) → calmare, acquietare; (child) → cullare
to lull a baby to sleep → cullare un bambino finché si addormenta
to be lulled into a false sense of security → illudersi che tutto vada bene

lull

(lal) verb
to make calm or quiet. The sound of the waves lulled him to sleep.
noun
a temporary period of calm.
References in classic literature ?
There was a momentary lull, broken by Hannah, who stalked in, laid two hot turnovers on the table, and stalked out again.
A small brook glides through it, with just murmur enough to lull one to repose; and the occasional whistle of a quail or tapping of a woodpecker is almost the only sound that ever breaks in upon the uniform tranquillity.
It was all in the other quarter that, after a lull, the grossness broke out.
There now came a lull in his look, as he silently turned over the leaves of the Book once more; and, at last, standing motionless, with closed eyes, for the moment, seemed communing with God and himself.
There were high squeals and low squeals, grunts, and wails of agony; there would come a momentary lull, and then a fresh outburst, louder than ever, surging up to a deafening climax.
Like a strange snatch of heavenly music, heard in the lull of a tempest, this burst of feeling made a moment's blank pause.
But he was afraid of her; and besides, there came a lull now, for she had begun to think.
Dean, when she brought in supper, to sit down while I ate it; hoping sincerely she would prove a regular gossip, and either rouse me to animation or lull me to sleep by her talk.
It was a warm, dusty evening, just the time when, in the great main thoroughfare out of which that by-way turned, there was a temporary lull in the eternal tread of feet upon the pavement, and a strong red sunshine.
Her chest had dropped, so that she stooped; and her voice had dropped, so that she spoke low, and with a dead lull upon her; altogether, she had the appearance of having dropped, body and soul, within and without, under the weight of a crushing blow.
You who would follow, Fear not to come, For love is for love As dove is for dove; The harp of Apollo Shall lull you to rest, And your head find its home On this beautiful breast.
He scarce had finisht, when such murmur filld Th' Assembly, as when hollow Rocks retain The sound of blustring winds, which all night long Had rous'd the Sea, now with hoarse cadence lull Sea-faring men orewatcht, whose Bark by chance Or Pinnace anchors in a craggy Bay After the Tempest: Such applause was heard As MAMMON ended, and his Sentence pleas'd, Advising peace: for such another Field They dreaded worse then Hell: so much the fear Of Thunder and the Sword of MICHAEL Wrought still within them; and no less desire To found this nether Empire, which might rise By pollicy, and long process of time, In emulation opposite to Heav'n.