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lull

lull

 
 
pronunciation:
luhl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lulled, lulling, lulls
definition 1: to calm, soothe, or cause to sleep, as by sounds, movements, or the like.
 
synonyms:
calm
antonyms:
agitate, arouse, stir, waken
similar words:
allay, cradle, gentle, lullaby, pacify, relax, rock, soothe, tranquilize
definition 2: to cause (someone) to relax his or her ordinary alertness, so as to make vulnerable to deception.
synonyms:
beguile
similar words:
allay, delude, mislead, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiate, tranquilize
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become quiet or calm, as wind or a storm at sea.
synonyms:
abate, calm down, let up, quiet down
similar words:
die down, hush, intermit, subside
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part of speech: noun
definition: a period of comparative quietness or calm.
a lull in the fighting
synonyms:
letup, respite
antonyms:
stir, upsurge
similar words:
abeyance, break, calm, cessation, hush, intermission, quiet, slack, stillness
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derivation: lullingly (adv.)