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coo

 
pronunciation:
ku
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: coos, cooing, cooed
definition 1: to make the sound of, or a sound like, the low murmuring call of a dove or pigeon.
We can hear pigeons cooing outside our office window.
definition 2: to murmur affectionately or lovingly.
My sister and her boyfriend were still cooing outside on the porch until way after midnight.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to express by cooing sounds.
They cooed their admiration for each other.
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part of speech: noun
definition: the murmuring call of a dove or pigeon, or a similar sound.
I suddenly heard the coo of a dove.
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derivations: cooingly (adv.), cooer (n.)