verb (coos, cooing, cooed)[no object]
1(Of a pigeon or dove) make a soft murmuring sound: ringdoves cooed among the branches
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- It is peaceful - quiet now except for mourning doves cooing in a nearby mesquite.
- A mourning dove cooed in the distance, accompanied by the never-ending drone of dragonflies and cicadas in the creek bed hidden behind the tall grass of the field.
- The doves are cooing and wooing and calling for love.
1.1(Of a person) speak in a soft gentle voice: I cruised the room, cooing at toddlers “I knew I could count on you,” she cooed
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- ‘Ah, good,’ the man cooed softly, his voice lowering, becoming more reassuring.
- The frail girl cooed in a soft voice that matched her fragile figure.
- The rest of the girls grew into precious little flowers that danced across the room, parents cooed and clapped, and everyone forgot that Alicia, the seed, was curled up in the corner.
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A soft murmuring sound made by a dove or pigeon.
- Deer run here, but nature was subdued - the soft coo of a pigeon, the tracks of a rabbit, the thinnest of the branches bent low and coated thick.
- Wainwright isn't just a sweet songbird; she's the black dove with the weather-beaten coo and has the ability to howl like a seasoned blues singer.
- In the eaves, doves' coos beat the intro over and over.
- 1bill and coo
- see bill2.
Mid 17th century: imitative.
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A chief operations (or operating) officer, a senior executive responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a company or other institution.
- For some time there had been rumors that he would be stepping down from his position as COO.
- Freer first joined Fox in 1997 and has served as president and before that COO of FOX Sports Networks.
- The current COO of BBC Worldwide will be tasked with further establishing the business as a destination for content creators outside the U.S.
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