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Meaning of CROON

Pronunciation:  kroon

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  sing softly

CROON is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: sing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Croon\ (kr??n), v. i. [OE. croinen, cf. D. kreunen to
    moan. ?24.]
    1. To make a continuous hollow moan, as cattle do when in
       pain. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
    2. To hum or sing in a low tone; to murmur softly.
             Here an old grandmother was crooning over a sick
             child, and rocking it to and fro.     --Dickens.
  2. \Croon\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crooned} (kr??nd); p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Crooning}.]
    1. To sing in a low tone, as if to one's self; to hum.
             Hearing such stanzas crooned in her praise. --C.
    2. To soothe by singing softly.
             The fragment of the childish hymn with which he sung
             and crooned himself asleep.           --Dickens.
  3. \Croon\, n.
    1. A low, continued moan; a murmur.
    2. A low singing; a plain, artless melody.
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