Lullaby Definition

lŭlə-bī
lullaby, lullabies
noun
lullabies
A song for lulling a baby to sleep.
Webster's New World
Music based on or like this.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
berceusecradlesongschlummerliedwiegenliedsongmusiccroonbedtime songgood-night song
verb
lullaby, lullabies, lullaby
To lull with or as with a lullaby.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Lullaby

Noun

Singular:
lullaby
Plural:
lullabies

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

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