- 1Hum or sing in a soft, low voice, especially in a sentimental manner: she was crooning to the child [with object]: the female vocalist crooned smoky blues into the microphoneMore example sentences
- ‘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.
- 1.1 [with direct speech] Say in a soft, low voice: ‘Goodbye, you lovely darling,’ she croonedMore example sentences
- My mother's voice croons in my ear, ‘Darling, what's the matter?’
- I spoke to him, crooning soft, comforting words.
- But then, a peaceful, mature, controlled voice crooned next to them.
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- A soft, low voice or tone: he sang in a gentle, highly expressive croonMore example sentences
- 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.