A type of singing, common to jazz artists, which involves singing a quiet melody that agrees with the background instruments. Sometimes several artists croon over top of one another, and crooning can be interspersed with words and solos.

Croon (kr??n), v. i. [OE. croinen, cf. D. kreunen to moan. 24.]

1.

To make a continuous hollow moan, as cattle do when in pain.

[Scot.]

Jamieson.

2.

To hum or sing in a low tone; to murmur softly.

Here an old grandmother was crooning over a sick child, and rocking it to and fro. Dickens.

 

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Croon, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crooned (kr??nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Crooning.]

1.

To sing in a low tone, as if to one's self; to hum.

Hearing such stanzas crooned in her praise. C. Bront.

2.

To soothe by singing softly.

The fragment of the childish hymn with which he sung and crooned himself asleep. Dickens.

 

© Webster 1913.


Croon, n.

1.

A low, continued moan; a murmur.

2.

A low singing; a plain, artless melody.

 

© Webster 1913.

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