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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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