sing softly, hum softly; comfort and pacify by singing softly; (Scottish) bellow, roar, yell
soft singing, soft humming; something sung softly
croon \croon\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. crooned (kr&oomac;nd); p. pr. & vb. n. crooning.] 1. to sing in a low tone, as if to one's self; to hum. hearing such stanzas crooned in her praise. bronté. 2. to soothe by singing softly. the fragment of the childish hymn with which he sung and crooned himself asleep. croon \croon\, n. 1. a low, continued moan; a murmur. 2. a low singing; a plain, artless melody. croon \croon\ (kr&oomac;n), v. i. [oe. croinen, cf. d. kreunen to moan. ?24.] 1. to make a continuous hollow moan, as cattle do when in pain. [scot.] 2. to hum or sing in a low tone; to murmur softly. here an old grandmother was crooning over a sick child, and rocking it to and fro.
Crooner is an American epithet given to male singers of jazz standards, mostly from the Great American Songbook, either backed by a full orchestra, a big band or by a piano. Originally it was an ironic term denoting an emphatically sentimental, often emotional singing style made possible by the use of microphones. Some performers, such as Russ Columbo, did not accept the term: in an interview Frank Sinatra said that he did not consider himself or Bing Crosby "crooners".
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Verb 1. sing softly (hypernym) sing (derivation) crooner, balladeer
To soothe by singing softly. (v. t.)
To sing in a low tone, as if to one's self; to hum. (v. i.)
To make a continuous hollow moan, as cattle do when in pain. (v. i.)
To hum or sing in a low tone; to murmur softly. (n.)
A low, continued moan; a murmur. (n.)
A low singing; a plain, artless melody.