lullaby


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lull·a·by

 (lŭl′ə-bī′)
n. pl. lull·a·bies
A soothing song with which to lull a child to sleep.
tr.v. lull·a·bied, lull·a·by·ing, lull·a·bies
To quiet with or as if with a lullaby.

[Obsolete lulla, word used in lullabies (from Middle English lullai, from lullen, to lull; see lull) + bye.]

lullaby

(ˈlʌləˌbaɪ)
n, pl -bies
1. (Music, other) a quiet song to lull a child to sleep
2. (Music, other) the music for such a song
vb, -bies, -bying or -bied
(Music, other) (tr) to quiet or soothe with or as if with a lullaby
[C16: perhaps a blend of lull + goodbye]

lull•a•by

(ˈlʌl əˌbaɪ)

n., pl. -bies, n.
1. a song used to lull a child to sleep; cradlesong.
2. any lulling song.
v.t.
3. to lull with or as if with a lullaby.
[1550–60; lulla, lulla(y), interjection used in cradlesongs (late Middle English lullai, lulli) + -by, as in bye-bye]

lullaby


Past participle: lullabied
Gerund: lullabying

Imperative
lullaby
lullaby
Present
I lullaby
you lullaby
he/she/it lullabies
we lullaby
you lullaby
they lullaby
Preterite
I lullabied
you lullabied
he/she/it lullabied
we lullabied
you lullabied
they lullabied
Present Continuous
I am lullabying
you are lullabying
he/she/it is lullabying
we are lullabying
you are lullabying
they are lullabying
Present Perfect
I have lullabied
you have lullabied
he/she/it has lullabied
we have lullabied
you have lullabied
they have lullabied
Past Continuous
I was lullabying
you were lullabying
he/she/it was lullabying
we were lullabying
you were lullabying
they were lullabying
Past Perfect
I had lullabied
you had lullabied
he/she/it had lullabied
we had lullabied
you had lullabied
they had lullabied
Future
I will lullaby
you will lullaby
he/she/it will lullaby
we will lullaby
you will lullaby
they will lullaby
Future Perfect
I will have lullabied
you will have lullabied
he/she/it will have lullabied
we will have lullabied
you will have lullabied
they will have lullabied
Future Continuous
I will be lullabying
you will be lullabying
he/she/it will be lullabying
we will be lullabying
you will be lullabying
they will be lullabying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lullabying
you have been lullabying
he/she/it has been lullabying
we have been lullabying
you have been lullabying
they have been lullabying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lullabying
you will have been lullabying
he/she/it will have been lullabying
we will have been lullabying
you will have been lullabying
they will have been lullabying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lullabying
you had been lullabying
he/she/it had been lullabying
we had been lullabying
you had been lullabying
they had been lullabying
Conditional
I would lullaby
you would lullaby
he/she/it would lullaby
we would lullaby
you would lullaby
they would lullaby
Past Conditional
I would have lullabied
you would have lullabied
he/she/it would have lullabied
we would have lullabied
you would have lullabied
they would have lullabied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lullaby - a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleeplullaby - a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep
song, vocal - a short musical composition with words; "a successful musical must have at least three good songs"
2.lullaby - the act of singing a quiet song to lull a child to sleep
song, strain - the act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"

lullaby

noun cradlesong, berceuse She sang another lullaby and told him how much she loved him.
Translations
أْغْنِيَةٌ لِتَنْوِيِـمِ الطِّفلُتَهْويدَه، أُغْنِيَه لِتَنْويم الأطْفال
ukolébavka
vuggevisegodnatsang
lulkanto
kehtolaulutuutulaulu
שיר ערש
uspavanka
altatódalbölcsődal
vögguvísa
子守歌
자장가
lopšinė
šūpļa dziesma
uspávanka
uspavanka
vaggvisa
เพลงร้องกล่อมเด็ก
bài hát ru

lullaby

[ˈlʌləbaɪ] Ncanción f de cuna, nana f

lullaby

[ˈlʌləbaɪ] nberceuse f

lullaby

nSchlaflied nt, → Wiegenlied nt

lullaby

[ˈlʌləˌbaɪ] nninnananna

lullaby

(ˈlaləbai) plural ˈlullabies (-baiz) noun
a song sung to make children go to sleep.

lullaby

أْغْنِيَةٌ لِتَنْوِيِـمِ الطِّفلُ ukolébavka vuggevise Schlaflied νανούρισμα canción de cuna, nana kehtolaulu berceuse uspavanka ninna nanna 子守歌 자장가 slaapliedje vuggevise kołysanka canção de embalar, canção de ninar колыбельная vaggvisa เพลงร้องกล่อมเด็ก ninni bài hát ru 催眠曲
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Of a water that flows, With a lullaby sound, From a spring but a very few Feet under ground -- From a cavern not very far Down under ground.
Now, for prudent, most wise, and economic reasons, the blacksmith's shop was in the basement of his dwelling, but with a separate entrance to it; so that always had the young and loving healthy wife listened with no unhappy nervousness, but with vigorous pleasure, to the stout ringing of her young-armed old husband's hammer; whose reverberations, muffled by passing through the floors and walls, came up to her, not unsweetly, in her nursery; and so, to stout Labor's iron lullaby, the blacksmith's infants were rocked to slumber.
He closed his eyes, half asleep, for the sun had been hot and the murmurs of the sea below was almost like a lullaby.
My lullaby, for years past, has been the moaning of the great North Sea, under my window.
It was a lovely afternoon; the leaves from the lofty limes were falling silently across the sombre evergreens, while the lights and shadows slept side by side: there was no sound but the cawing of the rooks, which to the accustomed ear is a lullaby, or that last solemn lullaby, a dirge.
Smooth her hair--lend her your nightcap--and sing her a soothing lullaby.
And with that she began nursing her child again, singing a sort of lullaby to it as she did so, and giving it a violent shake at the end of every line:
And when it was over, Juliet thought no more of the Cornish sea and the lullaby of the waves.
They find him sitting by the cradle singing a lullaby to the new-born baby, while Gill lies in bed groaning and pretending to be very ill.
He heard in one room a tittering and incontinent, slack laughter; in others the monologue of a scold, the rattling of dice, a lullaby, and one crying dully; above him a banjo tinkled with spirit.
The same lulling sounds acted as a lullaby to my too keen sensations; when I placed my head upon my pillow, sleep crept over me; I felt it as it came and blessed the giver of oblivion.
But now sleep and get strong again; I will sing you a lullaby.