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lull

 
 
pronunciation:
luhl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: lulls, lulling, lulled
definition: to calm or cause to sleep.
Soft music lulled the child to sleep.
 
synonyms:
calm
antonyms:
agitate, arouse, stir, waken
similar words:
cradle, pacify, relax, rock, soothe
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a calm, quiet period.
We ran home during a lull in the storm.
antonyms:
stir
similar words:
break, calm, hush, intermission, quiet
derivation: lullingly (adv.)