• WordNet 3.6
    • n crooning the act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner
    • n crooning singing in a soft low tone "her crooning soon put the child to sleep"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crooning The act of one who croons; a low humming or murmuring sound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crooning a low murmuring sound
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Cf. Dut. kreunen, to groan.


In literature:

She heard again, the deep crooning notes which filled the room with sweetness.
"The Love Affairs of Pixie" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
He caught her finger carefully in his claw and crooned.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
From inside the cabin came the low croon of Samson's fat black wife.
"Sally of Missouri" by R. E. Young
Old Barby crooning songs by the kitchen fire, sweet old Miss Arabella with her great high cap and her snowy little curls.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Drums were beaten and minstrels gang a weird, crooning chant as he advanced.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
Imagine the crooning voice of the old Slav woman singing it to her nurse child.
"A History of Nursery Rhymes" by Percy B. Green
She was crooning over his tired figure with the quaintest little mother touches.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Oh, hear the mother croon Above her child!
"Lilith" by Ada Langworthy Collier
Yes, Rose was inside, crooning some German song, and apparently alone.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Irma used often to croon negro religious songs, the kind parlor entertainers imitate.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker

In poetry:

Sound, sight, day, night
Fade, flee thence;
Vanished is the brief, hard
World of sense:
Hark! Is it the plump grape
Crooning from the fence?
"The Weavers" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Oh the wold, the wold,
Oh the wold, the wold!
Oh the owlet's croon
To the haggard moon,
To the waning moon,
On the wold, the wold, the wold!
"Wind" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Glowert at the skipper the doutsum king
Jalousin aneth his croon;
Quo' the skipper, "Here is yer Grace's ring—
An' yer dochter is my boon!"
"The Yerl O' Waterydeck" by George MacDonald
I listened, while loud from the meadows
a blackbird's gay whistle came clear;
and plaintive and sweet a shy wood-dove
crooned low to his dear.
"The Little Brown Path" by Fay Inchfawn
Mark the downy flower-coats
In the hollyhocks!
Hark, the cooing Wheat-Soul
Weaving for her flocks!
Croon time, June time,
Moon of baby frocks!
"The Weavers" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
Noo, he who wins the lassie's heart,
An' tak's her frae her muirlan' cot,
Maun keep her simple life frae smart,
An' croon wi' love her happy lot.
"The Muirlan' Lassie" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Alan Foote started his crooning of Lee Greenwood's 'God Bless the USA' yesterday.
Formed this year and fronted by former Sequoyah Prep School bass player Johnnie Matthews, Elim Bolt plays a polished, crooning indie rock.
Big-Ass Sandwiches Winter Formal: Nicky Croon & The Swingin' Richards.
In the video the Sesame Street character sings his own version, dubbed "Share It Maybe," and croons about cookies , of course.
With Celine Dion crooning, Leonardo DiCaprio proclaiming himself "king of the world" and the Titanic taking on water -- all in 3-D -- the perfect scene for a date was set.
Big-Ass Sandwiches Winter Formal : Nicky Croon & The Swingin' Richards.
The Australian folk-rock band Husky takes its name from frontman and chief songwriter Husky Gawenda, whose croon soars over the group's artfully crafted instrumentals.
Music sets the mood for the holidays, whether it's Bing Crosby crooning "White Christmas," a choir in hushed tones hearkening back to a "Silent Night" or Adam Sandler nasally reminding us: "Put on your yarmulke, here comes Hanukkah".
"I wanna be the one who rolls you over," croons Jeff Klein huskily on "Mono," a paean to being the only one left deathbedside.
Aziz Ansari crooned a yummy chicken song to the tune of Seal 's "Kiss from a Rose," and more, on our daily late-night roundup.
A few minutes later my office neighbor emerged, and I realized I was not alone and that he heard all of my over the top crooning.
Sinatra crooned, the world swooned.
Frank Sinatra crooned a lot of love songs, well this Spring if you love hard rock you might gain a new appreciation for the tunes that "ol' blue eyes" made famous.
To attract attention to his sewing machine, Singer would croon "The Song of the Shirt" at county fairs and circuses, while a pretty woman demonstrated the ease of his new machine.
Here's some fine Irish crooning for you on this lovely St Patrick's Day.