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lull Explained

lull at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[lʌl]

lull at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1300-1400; Origin: Probably from the sound of someone singing to a baby]//
1 to make someone feel calm or as if they want to sleep: --The hum of the tyres on the road lulled her to sleep.//
2 to make someone feel safe and confident so that they are completely surprised when something bad happens: lull sb into (doing) sth// --The police lulled me into believing that they did not suspect us.// --Earthquakes here are rare and this has lulled people into a false sense of security (=made people think they were safe when they were not) .//
lull 2 n [C]
1 a short period of time when there is less activity or less noise than usual: lull in// --a brief lull in the conversation// --a lull in the fighting//
2 the lull before the storm: a short period of time when things are calm that is followed by a lot of activity, noise, or trouble//

lull at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

194 Moby Thesaurus words for "lull":
abate, abeyance, allay, alleviate, anesthetize, anticyclone,
appease, assuage, awful silence, balm, becalm, benumb, breach,
break, breath, breather, breathing place, breathing space,
breathing spell, breathing time, caesura, calm, calm down,
calmness, cease, cease-fire, cessation, cigarette break,
cocktail hour, coffee break, comma, compose, cool, cradle, cushion,
day off, dead, dead calm, dead of night, deaden, deaden the pain,
deathlike calm, deathlike silence, delay, die down, diminish,
doldrums, dope, dormancy, downtime, drop, drug, dulcify, dull,
dwindle, ease, ease matters, ease off, ebb, enforced respite,
entrance, even out, fall, fissure, flat calm, foment, gap, gentle,
give relief, golden silence, half time, half-time intermission,
halt, happy hour, hesitation, hiatus, hibernation, holiday,
horse latitudes, hush, hush of night, hypnotize, immobility,
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, inaudibility, inertia, interim,
interlude, intermezzo, intermission, intermittence, interregnum,
interruption, interval, lacuna, lapse, lay, layoff, lessen, let up,
letup, lucid stillness, lull to sleep, magnetize, mesmerize,
mitigate, moderate, molder, mollify, motionlessness, mum,
narcotize, noiselessness, numb, off-time, oily calm, pacify, pad,
palliate, pause, peace, peacefulness, plateau, point of repose,
poultice, pour balm into, pour oil on, put to sleep, put under,
qualify, quell, quiesce, quiescence, quiet, quiet spell, quieten,
quietness, quietude, recess, reduce, relief, relieve, remission,
respite, rest, resting point, rock, rock to sleep, salve, sedate,
settle, silence, silentness, slacken, slake, smooth, smooth down,
smooth over, smoothen, soften, solemn silence, soothe,
soundlessness, spell, stabilize, stand-down, stay, steady, still,
stillness, stop, stupe, subdue, subside, surcease, suspension,
tacitness, taciturnity, tea break, temper, time off, time out,
tomblike silence, trance, tranquilize, tranquillity, truce,
underactivity, vacation, wane, whisht, windlessness

lull at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Cessation): cessation, discontinuation, interruption, intermission, remission, suspense, suspension, stop, stoppage, halt, pause, rest, lull, respite, truce, abeyance.

[N] (Stillness): rest, stillness, quiescence, stagnation, stagnancy, fixity, immobility, quiet, tranquility, calm, repose, peace, dead calm, silence, sleep, inactivity, pause, lull, cessation, stand still, standing still, lock, deadlock, break.

[N] (Silence): silence, stillness, quiet, peace, hush, lull, muteness.

[N] (Inactivity): inactivity, inaction, inertness, obstinacy, lull, cessation, quiescence, idleness, laziness, sloth, indolence, dawdling, languor, sluggishness, slowness, procrastination, delay, torpor, stupor, insensibility, somnolence, drowsiness, lethargy.

lull at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun [usually sing.] ~ (in sth) a quiet period between times of activity:
a lull in the conversation / fighting * Just before an attack everything would go quiet but we knew it was just the lull before the storm (= before a time of noise or trouble).
verb (written)
1 [VN] to make sb relaxed and calm:
The vibration of the engine lulled the children to sleep. * He was lulled by the peaceful sound of the rain.
2 to make sth, or to become, less strong:
[VN] His father's arrival lulled the boy's anxiety. [also V]
PHRASAL VERBS
lull sb into sth to make sb feel confident and relaxed, especially so that they do not expect it when sb does sth bad or dishonest:
His friendly manner lulled her into a false sense of security (= made her feel safe with him when she should not have).

Lull at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Lull \Lull\, v. i.
To become gradually calm; to subside; to cease or abate for a
time; as, the storm lulls.

Lull \Lull\, n.
1. The power or quality of soothing; that which soothes; a
lullaby. [R.] --Young.

2. A temporary cessation of storm or confusion.

Lull \Lull\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lulled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Lulling}.] [Akin to OD. lullen to sing to sleep, G. lullen,
Dan. lulle, Sw. lulla; all of imitative origin. Cf. {Loll},
{Lollard}.]
To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm;
to soothe; to quiet. `` To lull him soft asleep.'' --Spenser.

Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie, To lull the
daughters of necessity. --Milton.

lull at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

lull
n 1: a pause during which things are calm or activities are
diminished; "there was never a letup in the noise" [syn:
{letup}]
2: a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm"
[syn: {quiet}]
v 1: calm by deception; "Don't let yourself be lulled into a
false state of security"
2: become quiet or less intensive; "the fighting lulled for a
moment" [syn: {calm down}]
3: make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
[syn: {calm}, {calm down}, {quiet}, {tranquilize}, {tranquillize},
{tranquillise}, {quieten}, {still}] [ant: {agitate}]

lull at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » lullen|lang=enm, Inter: term » lollen|lang=enm. Cognate with Inter: etyl » sco|- Inter: term » lul|lang=sco, Inter: term » lule|lang=sco, Inter: term » loll||to lull, put to sleep, howl, caterwaul|lang=sco, Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » lollen||to sing badly, caterwaul|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » nl|- Inter: term » lullen||to chatter, prate, cheat, deceive|lang=nl, Inter: etyl » nds|- Inter: term » lullen||to lull|lang=nds, Inter: etyl » de|- Inter: term » lullen||to lull|lang=de, Inter: etyl » da|- Inter: term » lulle||to lull, sing to sleep|lang=da, Inter: etyl » sv|- Inter: term » lulla||to lull|lang=sv, Inter: etyl » is|- Inter: term » lulla||to lull|lang=is. Originally, perhaps expressive in origin from la-la-la or lu-lu-lu sounds made in calming a child.

Pronunciation

* Inter: rhymes » ʌl

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • A period of rest or soothing
    1. Inter: nautica » l a period without waves or wind.


  • Inter: surfin » g An extended pause between sets of waves.
  • : About 2 hours in, a long lull cleared everyone out, and then it started getting a little more consistent and pushing chest ta neck high — 808surfer.com forum [http://www.808surfer.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=5611&sid=89085fc4ffa26528388fbcce5f7faf50]

    Verb

    Category: File - :Lull baby.jpg|thumb|Holding in one's arms is a common technique to lull into sleep.

  • Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: transitiv » e To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm; to soothe; to quiet.
    1. Inter: intransitive » nautical of the surface of the sea, to not move due to a lack of wind and waves.

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » To cause to rest appease

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » To cause to rest

  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|kalmeren,Inter: t- » nl|in slaap wiegen
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tuudittaa
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|apaiser,Inter: t+ » fr|bercer
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|elringat

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|lulać
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|uljuljkan|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|miran|sc=Cyrl
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|arrullar, Inter: t+ » es|adormecer


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: cs » lull
    Translation: et » lull
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    Translation: ko » lull
    Translation: io » lull
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    Translation: ml » lull
    Translation: my » lull
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    Translation: ta » lull
    Translation: te » lull
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    Translation: zh » lull