Definition of croon in English:
- ‘Lovely Leia’ my Mamma would croon in a sing song voice to me as I lay curled in her lap.
- ‘We learn to communicate as babies through crooning and singing from our mothers,’ he says.
- Further, Jake does not just sing, he croons, swoons, bellows and lets it all loose.
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- Who, back in 1991, would have guessed that his clenched-teeth complaining-voice came along with such an expressive croon?
- Kieran held the animal to the rapid pace with a soft croon of reassurance that Michael doubted he felt.
- The vocals plateau at a whining croon throughout the most of the album.
Late 15th century (originally Scots and northern English): from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch krōnen 'groan, lament'. The use of croon in standard English was probably popularized by Robert Burns.
[LME] Originally Scots and northern English, croon is from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch krōnen ‘groan, lament’. The use of croon in standard English was probably popularized by poet Robert Burns (1759–96).
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