verb Etymology: Middle English croynen, from Middle Dutch cronen; akin to Old High German crōnen to chatter Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. chiefly Scottish bellow, boom 2. to sing or speak in a gentle murmuring manner; especially to sing in a soft intimate manner adapted to amplifying systems transitive verb to sing (as a popular song or a lullaby) in a crooning manner • croon noun

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  • Croon — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Liane Croon (* 1927; eigentlich Liane Henriette Krohn), deutsche Schauspielerin und Operettensoubrette Maria Croon (1891–1983), moselfränkische Schriftstellerin Theodorus van der Croon (1668–1739), dritter …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Croon — (kr[=oo]n), v. i. [OE. croinen, cf. D. kreunen to moan. [root]24.] 1. To make a continuous hollow moan, as cattle do when in pain. [Scot.] Jamieson. [1913 Webster] 2. To hum or sing in a low tone; to murmur softly. [1913 Webster] Here an old… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Croon — Croon, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crooned} (kr[=oo]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crooning}.] 1. To sing in a low tone, as if to one s self; to hum. [1913 Webster] Hearing such stanzas crooned in her praise. C. Bront[ e]. [1913 Webster] 2. To soothe by singing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Croon — Croon, n. 1. A low, continued moan; a murmur. [1913 Webster] 2. A low singing; a plain, artless melody. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • croon — croon·er; croon; …   English syllables

  • Croon — (holl.), Zweiguldenstück = 11/6 Thaler …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Croon — Croon, holländ. Zweiguldenstück = 1 Thlr. 5 Sgr. = 1 fl. 42 kr. C. M …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • croon — [kru:n] v [I and T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Middle Dutch; Origin: cronen] to sing or speak in a soft gentle voice, especially about love ▪ Sinatra crooning mellow tunes ▪ My child, Sarah crooned. >crooner n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • croon — [ krun ] verb intransitive or transitive to sing in a slow soft voice a. to speak in a soft voice that is intended to make someone feel calm …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • croon — c.1400, originally Scottish, from M.Du. kronen to lament, mourn, perhaps onomatopoeic. Originally to bellow like a bull as well as to utter a low, murmuring sound (mid 15c.). Popularized by Robert Burns. Sense evolved to lament, then to sing… …   Etymology dictionary

  • croon — ► VERB ▪ hum, sing, or speak in a soft, low voice. ► NOUN ▪ a soft, low voice or tone. DERIVATIVES crooner noun. ORIGIN Low German and Dutch kr nen groan, lament …   English terms dictionary

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