lull


lull
luller, n.lullingly, adv.
/lul/, v.t.
1. to put to sleep or rest by soothing means: to lull a child by singing.
2. to soothe or quiet.
3. to give or lead to feel a false sense of safety; cause to be less alert, aware, or watchful.
v.i.
4. to quiet down, let up, or subside: furious activity that finally lulled.
n.
5. a temporary calm, quiet, or stillness: a lull in a storm.
6. a soothing sound: the lull of falling waters.
7. a pacified or stupefied condition: The drug had put him in a lull.
[1300-50; ME lullen, of expressive orig.; cf. Sw lulla, G lullen, L lallare to sing lullaby]

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