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Definition of croon verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

croon

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kruːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kruːn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they croon
BrE BrE//kruːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kruːn//
 
he / she / it croons
BrE BrE//kruːnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kruːnz//
 
past simple crooned
BrE BrE//kruːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kruːnd//
 
past participle crooned
BrE BrE//kruːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kruːnd//
 
-ing form crooning
BrE BrE//ˈkruːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkruːnɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] croon (something) to sing something quietly and gently She gently crooned a lullaby. Bobby Darren was crooning ‘Dream Lover’. She crooned softly to herself. Word Origin late 15th cent. (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.Extra examples She crooned softly to herself.
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