Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective emitting a cry like that of a dove.

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  • verb Present participle of coo.
  • noun A sound that coos.

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Examples

  • It is time to turn off our blackberry and excuse ourselves from our hectic schedules for one morning each Spring as we listen to nature wake up bird by bird — first the morning birds, then the owls cooing from the trees, followed by the crashing down of the turkeys as they leave their nest to come find us calling them from our blind.

    Hunting on TV

  • "Ladies in Blue," a tribute to the pill-popping entourage that surrounded the "Iron Butterfly," as she was known, recalls the cooing stomp of ABBA; Kate Pierson of the B-52s belts "The Whole Man" as if it's one of her own hits.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • "Ladies in Blue," a tribute to the pill-popping entourage that surrounded the "Iron Butterfly," as she was known, recalls the cooing stomp of ABBA; Kate Pierson of the B-52s belts "The Whole Man" as if it's one of her own hits.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • "Ladies in Blue," a tribute to the pill-popping entourage that surrounded the "Iron Butterfly," as she was known, recalls the cooing stomp of ABBA; Kate Pierson of the B-52s belts "The Whole Man" as if it's one of her own hits.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • It's happy "cooing," not yelling, but if he does it just so, it sounds like a monkey's gotten loose in the Lourdes grotto...

    adoration tonight

  • Instead her head was tilted back slightly, her breathing relaxed and steady, and she was making a soft "cooing" noise that seemed to indicate she was finding the tactile sensation pleasurable.

    Darkness of the Light

  • He is starting to smile I little more easily, (other then in his sleep! lol) He is making a few baby "cooing" sounds every now and again.

    mamarobbi Diary Entry

  • Her world spun, and her eyes locked again on the enormous shape that had paused just at the outer ring of buildings, and made a kind of cooing sound.

    Beowulf's Children

  • The strong men gathered round, chuckling at their good luck, and "cooing" like a child with a big piece of cake.

    Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865

  • The colonel's song, given with Tom Loftus 'good voice, was received with great applause, and the fellows all voted it catching, and began "cooing" round the table like a parcel of pigeons.

    Handy Andy, Volume 2 — a Tale of Irish Life

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