- 1[transitive] lull somebody to make somebody relaxed and calm synonym soothe The vibration of the engine lulled the children to sleep. He was lulled by the peaceful sound of the rain.
- 2[transitive, intransitive] lull (something) to make something, or to become, less strong His father's arrival lulled the boy's anxiety. Word Origin Middle English: imitative of sounds used to quieten a child; compare with Latin lallare
BrE BrE//lʌl//; NAmE NAmE//lʌl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they lull
BrE BrE//lʌl//; NAmE NAmE//lʌl//he / she / it lulls
BrE BrE//lʌlz//; NAmE NAmE//lʌlz//past simple lulled
BrE BrE//lʌld//; NAmE NAmE//lʌld//past participle lulled
BrE BrE//lʌld//; NAmE NAmE//lʌld//-ing form lulling
BrE BrE//ˈlʌlɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈlʌlɪŋ//