The wind finally lulled.
An example of to lull is rocking a crying baby to sleep.
To lull someone's fears.
The storm lulled.
The sound of the waves lulled me to sleep.
A lull in sales.
To lull people into a false sense of security.
Origin of lull
- Middle English lullen possibly of Low German origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English lullen, lollen. Cognate with Scots lul, lule, loll (“to lull, put to sleep, howl, caterwaul"), Dutch lollen (“to sing badly, caterwaul"), Dutch lullen (“to chatter, prate, cheat, deceive"), Low German lullen (“to lull"), German lullen (“to lull"), Danish lulle (“to lull, sing to sleep"), Swedish lulla (“to lull"), Icelandic lulla (“to lull"). Originally, perhaps expressive in origin from la-la-la or lu-lu-lu sounds made in calming a child.