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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The baby cooed as I held her.
▪ A maid, Nancy Brown, was appointed to wait on her and hairdressers hovered over her cooing their praises.
▪ After recovering from an attack of shallow breathing he recovered and one nurse said he was smiling and cooing in his cot.
▪ And, according to the radio, doves were cooing in the Kremlin.
▪ He spoke of pretty girls cooing to him on college campuses and of assistant coaches questioning his manhood.
▪ Other parents feel drained, with little emotional energy to devote to smiling and cooing at a seemingly uninterested child.
▪ So the guards helped him down, cooing still.
▪ We all watched as Alice stopped to coo at two canaries in a silver cage on the porch.
bill and coo
▪ Immediately the pigeons began to strut and flutter out, billing and cooing with pleasure.
▪ In August, however, she and Andrew were billing and cooing about each other in Hello! magazine.
▪ One is the Prime Minister, who now bills and coos where she used to bellow.
▪ With wheedling beaks, her brilliant needles bill and coo.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Coo \Coo\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cooed; p. pr. & vb. n. Cooing.]

  1. To make a low repeated cry or sound, like the characteristic note of pigeons or doves.

    The stockdove only through the forest cooes, Mournfully hoarse.

  2. To show affection; to act in a loving way. See under Bill, v. i. ``Billing or cooing.''

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1660s, echoic of doves; the phrase to bill and coo is first recorded 1816. Related: Cooing. The noun is recorded from 1729.


init. 1 chief operating officer 2 (context international trade English) country of origin


n. the sound made by a pigeon

  1. v. speak softly or lovingly; "The mother who held her baby was cooing softly"

  2. cry softly, as of pigeons


COO may refer to:

  • Concept of Operations, used in Systems Engineering Management Process
  • Country of origin
  • Certificate of origin, used in international trade
  • Chief operating officer or chief operations officer, high-ranking corporate official
  • Cell of origin (telecommunications)
  • Carboxylate, type of anion
  • Cobalt(II) oxide, chemical with formula of CoO
  • Cadjehoun Airport (IATA Code: COO), in Cotonou, Benin
  • Calgary Olympic Oval, Canadian ice rink
  • coo, the call of pigeons and doves
  • Summer Days with Coo, a 2007 Japanese animated film
  • Coo Coo Cal
  • Coo Coo Marlin (1932–2005)
  • Charles Owen O'Conor (1838–1906)
  • C. Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933–2011)
  • Christopher Odhiambo Okinda (born 1980)
  • Christianah Oluwatoyin Oluwasesin (1977–2007)
  • Cyprian Ojwang Omollo
  • Chief Olu Oyesanya (born 1923)

Usage examples of "coo".

Its head bobbed frantically from side to side, but despite its terror, it could only emit a bathetic cooing.

There, in that moribund, ancient town, wrapped in its siesta, flagellated with heat, deserted, ignored, baking in a noon-day silence, these two strange men, the one a poet by nature, the other by training, both out of tune with their world, dreamers, introspective, morbid, lost and unfamiliar at that end-of-the-century time, searching for a sign, groping and baffled amidst the perplexing obscurity of the Delusion, sat over empty wine glasses, silent with the pervading silence that surrounded them, hearing only the cooing of doves and the drone of bees, the quiet so profound, that at length they could plainly distinguish at intervals the puffing and coughing of a locomotive switching cars in the station yard of Bonneville.

He had given them a sterling service for twelve as a wedding present, which Boa had insisted on cooing over privately, as they were driving to the airport.

A rustic pipe--giving forth a sonorous moan, now cooing and crooning, now bold and confident, and again irresolute and unschooled.

The cooing of pigeons--a sound of low velocity--has a longer range than the shrieking of parrots.

The weather was close, and being satisfied, and, for once, frugal, George cooked the two remaining fish, and swathing them neatly in fresh green leaves, sauntered away, cooing a corroboree of content.

She leaned against him heavily with a throaty chuckle like the cooing of a fat gray pigeon.

The cooing, rustling, struggling load dragged beside him, snagging on the old flooring- He could feel heat on his bare legs.

His belly scraped the floor as he wriggled along with his cooing, rustling load- His eyes were running tears, and even if there had been light he would have been blind.

To his ears came only the cooing and fluttering of pigeons, pecking one another in their eagerness as they snatched up wet, gray chunks.

He shies in surprise as she jumps to his aid, cooing nurturingly, laying her hands on his shoulders to help him remove his waterlogged ulster.

The wind is blowing harder now, cooing and lowing all around the house.

More frightening, Sysquemalyn vacillated between sane and insane, shrieking one minute, cooing the next as if playing her own games.

Nudging, cooing, occasionally swatting, he forced the huge red mount to limp a tight circle.

Mixture of sounds: man and boy relieving selves, woman singing softly to baby, baby sucking and cooing, crickets, hoot of owl, breeze through leaves .