Lull Lull (l[u^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lulled} (l[u^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lulling}.] [Akin to OD. lullen to sing to sleep, G. lullen, Dan. lulle, Sw. lulla; all of imitative origin. Cf. {Loll}, {Lollard}.] To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm; to soothe; to quiet. `` To lull him soft asleep.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie, To lull the daughters of necessity. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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