Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who croons; a low humming or murmuring sound.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. singing in a soft low tone.
- n. the act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner.
- n. singing in a soft low tone
- n. the act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner
“There was no longer any need for operatics, and he was able to pioneer the art of intimate singing, which we call crooning.”
“Particularly disappointing since the crooning is so damn good.”
“Swell Season, best known as the crooning leads in the 2006 Irish independent film "Once.”
“Midway through the charming, inebriated song, in which two "swellegant" party pals swap banter, dish on guests and form a dipsomaniacal camaraderie, Crosby croons to Sinatra with his distinctive "ba ba ba boom" and Sinatra jokes, "Don't dig that kind of crooning, chum.”
“He comes across as some weird kind of crooning stalker.”
“Soon he was singing a kind of crooning chant in a dialect not known to the novice.”
“Estates Court a vast area of land has changed hands, and the new proprietors have only in rare cases succeeded in securing the affection of their tenants and neighbours, who sit "crooning" over the fire, extolling the virtues of the "ould masther" and comparing him with the new one, very much to the disadvantage of the latter.”
“It had a good deal of a kind of crooning whine about it, but yet was not a whine.”
“Ah," he said, with a kind of crooning deliberation, "that's the way they all behave -- that's what they all come for.”
“Ah," he said, with a kind of crooning deliberation, "that's the way they all behave — that's what they all come for.”
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