What does lull mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lull.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. letup, lull(noun)

    a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished

    "there was never a letup in the noise"

  2. lull, quiet(verb)

    a period of calm weather

    "there was a lull in the storm"

  3. lull(verb)

    calm by deception

    "Don't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security"

  4. lull, calm down(verb)

    become quiet or less intensive

    "the fighting lulled for a moment"

  5. calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, lull, still(verb)

    make calm or still

    "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"

Wiktionary

  1. lull(Noun)

    An extended pause between sets of waves.

    About 2 hours in, a long lull cleared everyone out, and then it started getting a little more consistent and pushing chest ta neck high uE000126801uE001 808surfer.com forum

  2. lull(Noun)

    A period of rest or soothing

    About 2 hours in, a long lull cleared everyone out, and then it started getting a little more consistent and pushing chest ta neck high uE000126801uE001 808surfer.com forum

  3. lull(Noun)

    a period without waves or wind.

  4. lull(Verb)

    To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm; to soothe; to quiet.

  5. lull(Verb)

    of the surface of the sea, to not move due to a lack of wind and waves.

  6. Origin: Middle English lullen. Probably expressive origin from la-la-la sounds made in calming a child

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lull(verb)

    to cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm; to soothe; to quiet

  2. Lull(verb)

    to become gradually calm; to subside; to cease or abate for a time; as, the storm lulls

  3. Lull(noun)

    the power or quality of soothing; that which soothes; a lullaby

  4. Lull(noun)

    a temporary cessation of storm or confusion

  5. Origin: [Akin to OD. lullen to sing to sleep, G. lullen, Dan. lulle, Sw. lulla; all of imitative origin. Cf. Loll, Lollard.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lull

    lul, v.t. to soothe: to compose: to quiet.—v.i. to become calm: to subside.—n. a season of calm.—n. Lull′aby, a song to lull children to sleep, a cradle-song.—v.t. to lull to sleep. [Scand., as in Sw. lulla; imit. like Ger. lallen, Gr. lalein.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lull in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lull in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrew Weiss:

    There is palpable concern in Washington that a brief lull is only temporary.

  2. Mark Durcan:

    This production lull is occurring in a normally seasonally slower demand period.

  3. Georges Bernanos:

    What does the truth matter? Haven't we mothers all given our sons a taste for lies, lies which from the cradle upwards lull them, reassure them, send them to sleep: lies as soft and warm as a breast!

  4. Bill Martin:

    We saw a little lull coming out of Thanksgiving but when Hanukkah began, we saw December heating up, then there was a very strong weekend after Christmas and it ran pretty hot for retailers with customers returning with gift cards.

  5. Denis Diderot:

    The arbitrary rule of a just and enlightened prince is always bad. His virtues are the most dangerous and the surest form of seduction: they lull a people imperceptibly into the habit of loving, respecting, and serving his successor, whoever that successor may be, no matter how wicked or stupid.

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Translations for lull

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ukolébatCzech
  • ησυχάGreek
  • adormecer, arrullarSpanish
  • لالا کردنPersian
  • tuudittaaFinnish
  • bonace, bercer, calme, calmer, pause, apaiserFrench
  • elringatHungarian
  • dormigarIdo
  • indurre al sonno, fare la ninna nanna, fare addormentareItalian
  • רגיעהHebrew
  • whakanāMāori
  • kalmeren, in slaap wiegenDutch
  • lulaćPolish
  • убаю́кивать, зати́шье, переку́р, па́уза, усыпля́ть, успока́ивать, усыпи́ть, о́тдых, переры́в, успоко́ить, убаю́кать, штильRussian
  • miran, uljuljkanSerbo-Croatian

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