Definitions for: Lull


[n] a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm"
[n] a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished; "there was never a letup in the noise"
[v] become quiet or less intensive; "the fighting lulled for a moment"
[v] calm by deception
[v] make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"



Webster (1913) Definition: Lull, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lulled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Lulling.] [Akin to OD. lullen to sing to sleep, G. lullen,
Dan. lulle, Sw. lulla; all of imitative origin. Cf. Loll,
Lollard.]
To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm;
to soothe; to quiet. `` To lull him soft asleep.'' --Spenser.

Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie, To lull the
daughters of necessity. --Milton.


Lull, v. i.
To become gradually calm; to subside; to cease or abate for a
time; as, the storm lulls.


Lull, n.
1. The power or quality of soothing; that which soothes; a
lullaby. [R.] --Young.

2. A temporary cessation of storm or confusion.

Synonyms: calm down, letup, quiet

Antonyms: agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, rouse, turn on

See Also: appease, assuage, assure, break, calm, calm down, calmness, comfort, compose, conciliate, console, gentle, gruntle, hush, hush up, intermission, interruption, lenify, lull, mollify, pacify, pause, placate, quiet, quieten, quieten, reassure, shut up, silence, solace, soothe, still, still, suspension, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize

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