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Meaning of LULL

Pronunciation:  lul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm"
  2. [n]  a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished; "there was never a letup in the noise"
  3. [v]  become quiet or less intensive; "the fighting lulled for a moment"
  4. [v]  calm by deception
  5. [v]  make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
 

LULL is a 4 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: calm down, letup, quiet
 
 Antonyms: agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, rouse, turn on
 
 See Also: appease, assuage, assure, break, calm, calm down, calmness, comfort, compose, conciliate, console, gentle, gruntle, hush, hush up, intermission, interruption, lenify, lull, mollify, pacify, pause, placate, quiet, quieten, quieten, reassure, shut up, silence, solace, soothe, still, still, suspension, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lull\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lulled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Lulling}.] [Akin to OD. lullen to sing to sleep, G. lullen,
    Dan. lulle, Sw. lulla; all of imitative origin. Cf. {Loll},
    {Lollard}.]
    To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm;
    to soothe; to quiet. `` To lull him soft asleep.'' --Spenser.
    
          Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie, To lull the
          daughters of necessity.                  --Milton.
    
    
  2. \Lull\, v. i.
    To become gradually calm; to subside; to cease or abate for a
    time; as, the storm lulls.
    
    
  3. \Lull\, n.
    1. The power or quality of soothing; that which soothes; a
       lullaby. [R.] --Young.
    
    2. A temporary cessation of storm or confusion.
    
    
 
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