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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
lull
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
sing/rock/lull sb to sleep (=make someone sleep by singing etc)
▪ She was usually able to rock the baby back to sleep quite quickly.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
sense
▪ Had she allowed herself to be lulled into a false sense of security?
▪ We had been lulled into a false sense of security.
▪ The day went so well, in fact, that we were all completely lulled into a false sense of security.
▪ Waves of ecstatic and delicate color vibrated around me and lulled me to a sense of peace beyond comprehension.
▪ The danger now is of being lulled into a false sense of family security.
▪ He was not misled or lulled into a sense of false security or anything of that kind.
▪ The rarity of quakes there has lulled people into a sense of security that many say is false.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ The soft music lulled me to sleep.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ An attempt to lull him into a false sense of security.
▪ But some people think too much emphasis is being put on duration, lulling investors into a false sense of comfort.
▪ He had not had his usual nap, so surely the rhythm of the car would lull him?
▪ I wonder whether I lay waiting, having to do without him and lull myself the whole way to sleep.
▪ She lulled him to sleep so that she might always find him and caress him as she pleased.
▪ The mind must try to lull the body into the automatic response that has been instilled during practice.
▪ The sound of waves is the finest way to be lulled to sleep!
▪ Waves of ecstatic and delicate color vibrated around me and lulled me to a sense of peace beyond comprehension.
II.noun
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ For two days there had been a lull in the fighting.
▪ I waited for a lull in the conversation, before getting up to go.
▪ Managers at Metrocentre have reported a lull in the recession, as takings continue to soar.
▪ There was a lull, and then the thunder came again.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A mere lull, she told herself, smiling, in an ongoing battle.
▪ A second's lull, then such a din!
▪ Bill Lucas, used the lull to call in artillery fire and F-18 Hornet bomber strikes on suspected enemy positions.
▪ But I was like a wrecked mariner in the lull between two storms.
▪ If they were not going to cut Low Meadow there would be a lull in the work of the farm.
▪ The temporary lull was broken by sudden shouted orders.
▪ Then came the lull before the storm.
▪ Two days later there was a lull in the fighting, at least as far as our company was concerned.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lull

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

Lull

Lull \Lull\, n.

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

  2. A temporary cessation of storm or confusion.

Lull

Lull \Lull\ (l[u^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lulled (l[u^]ld); 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
lull

early 14c., lullen "hush to sleep," probably imitative of lu-lu sound used to lull a child to sleep (compare Swedish lulla "to hum a lullaby," German lullen "to rock," Sanskrit lolati "moves to and fro," Middle Dutch lollen "to mutter"). Figurative use from 1570s. Related: Lulled; lulling.

lull

1650s as the name of a soothing drink, from lull (v.). Meaning "period of quiet in a storm" is from 1815.

Wiktionary
lull

n. 1 A period of rest or soothing 2 (context nautical English) a period without waves or wind. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To cause#Verb to rest#Verb by soothing influences; to compose; to calm#Verb; to soothe; to quiet#Verb. 2 (context intransitive English) To become gradually calm; to subside; to cease or abate.

WordNet
lull
  1. n. a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished; "there was never a letup in the noise" [syn: letup]

  2. a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm" [syn: quiet]

  3. v. calm by deception; "Don't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security"

  4. become quiet or less intensive; "the fighting lulled for a moment" [syn: calm down]

  5. make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear" [syn: calm, calm down, quiet, tranquilize, tranquillize, tranquillise, quieten, still] [ant: agitate]

Wikipedia
Lull (EP)

Lull is an EP by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, released in 1991.

Lull (band)

Lull is a dark ambient side-project of former Napalm Death drummer Mick Harris, who also co-founded the ambient dub outfit Scorn). Lull was conceived in late 1991 in an attempt to create music that would stretch, if not forsake entirely, the structures of conventional music by developing and exploring sound without beats.. Harris' initial foray as Lull into low frequency sound exploration was issued in late 1992 under the title Dreamt About Dreaming on the respected underground Sentrax label. In between his Scorn commitments, the Harris continued to develop Lull by recording and releasing scores of 7's and compilation tracks, as well as two more full-lengths that each punctuated another stage of his progression. Lull favors sombre, minimalistic drones that create a dark, other-worldly atmosphere. Its sound is generally amusical, and very experimental. A similar-sounding album entitled Somnific Flux was recorded by Harris and Bill Laswell in 1995.

Lull

Lull may refer to:

In economy In music
  • Lull (band), a musical project by Mick Harris.
  • Lull (EP), an EP by the Smashing Pumpkins
  • "Lull" (song), a song by Andrew Bird
  • "Lull", a song by Radiohead, a B-side to " Karma Police"
  • Auburn Lull, an American dream pop / space rock group
People
  • Saint Lullus (c.710–786), English bishop, also referred to as Lull or Lul
  • Edward P. Lull, Commander of Alaska, USA, in 1881
  • R. S. Lull (1867–1957), American palaeontologist
  • Timothy Lull (1943–2003), American Lutheran minister and scholar
  • Ramon Llull, philosopher
  • Arthur de Lull (or de Lulli), pseudonym of Euphemia Allen
  • Richard Swann Lull, paleontologist
Other
  • Lull, a brand of reach forklift built by JLG Industries
  • Lull, the time of year named from between Christmas and the new year
  • LOL

Usage examples of "lull".

Lulled by the sound of distant trains passing in the night, immersed in a familiar ambience, I slept as well as I had in years.

He thought of the ancient legends of Ultimate Chaos, at whose centre sprawls the blind idiot god Azathoth, Lord of All Things, encircled by his flopping horde of mindless and amorphous dancers, and lulled by the thin monotonous piping of a demoniac flute held in nameless paws.

The muffled sound of hooves on the dirt trail lulled Angelina into a near sleep.

During machine lulls, over paper cups of wine, he volunteered topics rather than just politely annotating ours.

I was almost lulled into sleep by the red-and-white plastic bobbers floating on the murky green surface of the lake.

The Boche was not very inimical here, and seemed anxious to lull us into a feeling of peace and security so that, I suppose, he could get safely on with his digging, for he had still a good deal to do.

During a lull Brockle Buhn urged him to a platform of rock jutting from the floor.

This is Bruges sleeping peacefully in old age, lulled to rest by the sound of its own carillon.

Down below the loading detail dived out to pick up the clips in the lull, and the bugler ran back to the megaphone.

Upon one stem, which the same beams and showers Lull or awaken in their purple prime, Which the same hand will gather--the same clime Shake with decay.

Meg would sigh with wonder at such unimaginable things and threaten to drift to sleep, lulled by my voice, while outside I would hear poor Danseuse paw the frosty ground and whinny with cold.

And on the Earth lulled in her winter sleep I woke, and envied her as she was sleeping.

Conceivably, some enchantment in the chant of crystal, some oblique spell zinging off the obliques, something occult in the dark occlusions had laid hands upon his eldritch senses and dulled them, lulled them, culled them, gulled them.

There came a lull in the general hubbub, broken by a meow-ing from the staircase.

It was definite that the crooks had agreed with Jark to lull Bruce into thinking that all was well.