Lullaby meaning

lŭlə-bī
The definition of a lullaby is a quiet or soothing song intended to get a child to go to sleep.

Rock a Bye Baby is an example of a lullaby.

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A song for lulling a baby to sleep.
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A soothing song with which to lull a child to sleep.
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To quiet with or as if with a lullaby.
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Music based on or like this.
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To lull with or as with a lullaby.
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A soothing song to lull children to sleep.
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Origin of lullaby

  • Obsolete lulla word used in lullabies (from Middle English lullai) (from lullen to lull lull) bye

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English lullen (“to lull") + bye. First recorded circa 1560.

    From Wiktionary