Definition of Lullaby

1. Noun. A quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep.

Exact synonyms: Berceuse, Cradlesong
Generic synonyms: Song, Vocal



2. Noun. The act of singing a quiet song to lull a child to sleep.
Exact synonyms: Cradlesong
Generic synonyms: Song, Strain

Definition of Lullaby

1. n. A song to quiet babes or lull them to sleep; that which quiets.

Definition of Lullaby

1. Noun. A soothing song to lull children to sleep. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lullaby

1. to lull with a soothing song [v -BIED, -BYING, -BIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lullaby

lukewarm
lukewarmly
lukewarmness
lukewarmnesses
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lukrahnite
lul
lulav
luliberin
lulibub
lulibubs
lull
lullabied
lullabies
lullable
lullaby (current term)
lullabying
lullabylike
lulled
luller
lullers
lulling
lullingly
lulls
lulu
lulus
lulzacite
lulzier
lulziest

Literary usage of Lullaby

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"With lullaby they still the child ; And if I be not much beguiled, Full many a wanton babe have I, Which must be still'd with lullaby. ..."

2. English Poetry: In Three Volumes ; with Introduction and Notes (1910)
"With lullaby they still the child; And if I be not much beguiled, Full many a wanton babe have I, Which must be still'd with lullaby. ..."

3. A Book of Famous Verse by Agnes Repplier (1920)
"lullaby FOR TITANIA First Fairy You spotted snakes with double tongue, ... Chorus Philomel with melody Sing in our sweet lullaby ; Lulla, lulla, lullaby; ..."

4. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1897)
"The lullaby of a Lover " may be taken as the companion picture of the above :— Sing lullaby as women do, Wherewith they bring ..."

5. Golden Numbers: A Book of Verse for Youth by Nora Archibald Smith (1902)
"Philomel, with melody, Sing in our sweet lullaby; Lulla, ... Never harm, Nor spell nor charm, Come our lovely lady nigh; So, good-night, with lullaby. ..."

6. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1904)
"The lullaby of a Lover " may be taken as the companion picture of the above :— Sing lullaby as women do, Wherewith they bring their babes to rest, ..."

7. Glimpses of Colonial Society and the Life at Princeton College, 1766-1773 by William Paterson, Weymer Jay Mills (1903)
"Still no danger they descry— The guileless heart its boon bestowing Soothes them with its lullaby Soothes them with its lullaby. ..."

8. English Prose and Verse from Beowulf to Stevenson by Henry Spackman Pancoast (1915)
"1536-1577 THE lullaby OF A LOVER (From The Posies, 1575) Sing lullaby, as women do; Wherewith they bring their babes to rest, As womanly as can the best. ..."

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