from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To hum or sing softly.
- intransitive v. To sing popular songs in a soft, sentimental manner.
- intransitive v. Scots To roar or bellow.
- transitive v. To sing softly or in a humming way: crooning a lullaby.
- n. A soft singing or humming.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To hum or sing softly or in a sentimental manner.
- n. A soft or sentimental hum or song.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To make a continuous hollow moan, as cattle do when in pain.
- intransitive v. To hum or sing in a low tone; to murmur softly.
- intransitive v. To sing in a soft, evenly modulated manner adapted to amplifying systems, especially to sing in such a way with exaggerated sentimentality.
- transitive v. To sing in a low tone, as if to one's self; to hum.
- transitive v. To soothe by singing softly.
- n. A low, continued moan; a murmur.
- n. A low singing; a plain, artless melody.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To utter a low continued murmuring sound resembling moaning or lamenting.
- To sing softly and monotonously to one's self; hum softly and plaintively.
- To utter a low muffled roar; bellow monotonously.
- To sing in a low humming tone; hum; affect by humming.
- n. A low, hollow moan or bellow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. sing softly
Morrissey's heartsick legato croon is reassigned to four women and two men, who deliver anything from keening, primal unaccompanied wails to swing-era harmonies.
It was so wonderful to hear music and spoken word croon through its doorway, but again disappointment and cynicism grabbed hold of me.
The term, "croon," meaning to sing softly person-to-person, came to describe this new musical style.
We are introduced to Dylan's Nashville "croon" which will throw many listeners off balance.
Boyle and Stevens flourished before the radio was invented and long before Bing Crosby and all his tribe began to "croon" in every Christian home in the land.
By the firesides of Irish cottages when songs are sung during the long winter evenings the listeners often "croon" an accompaniment, droning in low voices over and over again a few simple notes which harmonise with the singer's voice.
She used to sing, or rather "croon" to us some of the mutineers 'songs.
Mothers "croon" their babies to sleep, instead of singing.
That is like the once sweet-sounding croon of a vuvuzela to Mark Lamping, CEO of the New Meadowlands Stadium.
He goes on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to croon a tune or two, then heads to this gambling city.