cooing


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coo

 (ko͞o)
v. cooed, coo·ing, coos
v.intr.
1. To utter the murmuring sound of a dove or pigeon or a sound resembling it.
2. To talk fondly or amorously in murmurs: The visitors cooed over the newborn baby.
v.tr.
To express or utter with soft murmuring sounds.

[Imitative.]

coo′er n.

COO

abbr.
chief operating officer

cooing

(ˈkuːɪŋ)
n
the act of making a gentle low noise
ˈcooingly adv
Translations

cooing

[ˈkuːɪŋ] Narrullos mpl
References in classic literature ?
She was a Provencale, with dark eyes, a Greek profile, and rounded majestic form, having that sort of beauty which carries a sweet matronliness even in youth, and her voice was a soft cooing.
And now when I look at him; a precious, unconscious, helpless infant, with no use in his little arms but to tear his little cap, and no use in his little legs but to kick his little self--when I see him a lying on his mother's lap, cooing and cooing, and, in his innocent state, almost a choking hisself with his little fist--when I see him such a infant as he is, and think that that uncle Lillyvick, as was once a-going to be so fond of him, has withdrawed himself away, such a feeling of wengeance comes over me as no language can depicter, and I feel as if even that holy babe was a telling me to hate him.
And so she fell to murmuring and cooing over the girl again, and softly stroking her face and hair, and kissing her and calling her by endearing names; but there was scarcely sign of response now in the glazing eyes.