Meaning of “croon” in the English Dictionary


"croon" in English

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croonverb [ I or T ]

uk /kruːn/ us /kruːn/

Examples from literature

  • I'm moving onwards—gently onwards, crooned Edward Henry to himself. 
  • In the sunny room upstairs Betty sat in a low rocker, crooning away to a restless bundle in her arms. 
  • She caught him to her breast in her strong young arms, crooned to him, and kissed his matted head. 
  • The boy hugged it in his arms, as he might a baby, and crooned over it. 
  • The old women crooned their mystic tuneless dirges. 

(Definition of “croon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"croon" in American English

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croonverb [ I/T ]

us /krun/

to sing or talk in a low, gentle, musical voice:

[ I ] He held his baby in his arms and crooned softly to her.

(Definition of “croon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)