lullaby


lullaby
/lul"euh buy'/, n., pl. lullabies, v., lullabied, lullabying.
n.
1. a song used to lull a child to sleep; cradlesong.
2. any lulling song.
v.t.
3. to lull with or as with a lullaby.
[1550-60; equiv. to lulla, lulla(y), interj. used in cradlesongs (late ME lullai, lulli) + -by, as in BYE-BYE]

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