Lull

Definition of Lull

Pronunciation: lŭl
v. t.1.To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm; to soothe; to quiet.
[imp. & p. p. Lulled (lŭld); p. pr. & vb. n. Lulling.]
Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie,
To lull the daughters of necessity.
- Milton.
v. i.1.To become gradually calm; to subside; to cease or abate for a time; as, the storm lulls.
n.1.The power or quality of soothing; that which soothes; a lullaby.
2.A temporary cessation of storm or confusion.

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