I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English; probably of imitative origin Date: 14th century 1. to cause to sleep or rest ; soothe 2. to cause to relax vigilance <
were lulled into a false sense of security
II. noun Date: 1719 1. archaic something that lulls; especially lullaby 2. a temporary pause or decline in activity <
the early-morning lull in urban noise
: as a. a temporary calm before or during a storm b. a temporary drop in business activity

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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