Definitions

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  • n. The act of creating a croon.
  • v. Present participle of croon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. singing in a soft low tone.
  • n. the act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of one who croons; a low humming or murmuring sound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. singing in a soft low tone
  • n. the act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner

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Examples

  • There was no longer any need for operatics, and he was able to pioneer the art of intimate singing, which we call crooning.

    The Good Life

  • Particularly disappointing since the crooning is so damn good.

    Revisiting, revising (Music (For Robots))

  • Swell Season, best known as the crooning leads in the 2006 Irish independent film "Once."

    The Short List

  • 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."

    Kim Morgan: Christmas With Crosby, Bing

  • He comes across as some weird kind of crooning stalker.

    AI4 – Group of 9

  • Soon he was singing a kind of crooning chant in a dialect not known to the novice.

    A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • 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.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.

  • It had a good deal of a kind of crooning whine about it, but yet was not a whine.

    Jan A Dog and a Romance

  • "Ah," he said, with a kind of crooning deliberation, "that's the way they all behave -- that's what they all come for."

    The House of the Dead Hand

  • "Ah," he said, with a kind of crooning deliberation, "that's the way they all behave — that's what they all come for."

    The House of the Dead Hand

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