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LULL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lull mean? 

LULL (noun)
  The noun LULL has 2 senses:

1. a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
2. a period of calm weather

  Familiarity information: LULL used as a noun is rare.


LULL (verb)
  The verb LULL has 3 senses:

1. calm by deception
2. become quiet or less intensive
3. make calm or still

  Familiarity information: LULL used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LULL (noun)


Sense 1lull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

letup; lull

Context example:

there was never a letup in the noise

Hypernyms ("lull" is a kind of...):

break; intermission; interruption; pause; suspension (a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something)


Sense 2lull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A period of calm weather

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

quiet; lull

Context example:

there was a lull in the storm

Hypernyms ("lull" is a kind of...):

calmness (an absence of strong winds or rain)


LULL (verb)


Sense 1lull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Calm by deception

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Context example:

Don't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security

Hypernyms (to "lull" is one way to...):

calm; calm down; lull; quiet; quieten; still; tranquilize; tranquillise; tranquillize (make calm or still)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2lull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become quiet or less intensive

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

lull; calm down

Context example:

the fighting lulled for a moment

Hypernyms (to "lull" is one way to...):

hush; hush up; quieten; shut up; silence; still (cause to be quiet or not talk)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3lull [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make calm or still

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

tranquillise; tranquilize; still; tranquillize; calm; quiet; quieten; calm down; lull

Context example:

quiet the dragons of worry and fear

Hypernyms (to "lull" is one way to...):

comfort; console; solace; soothe (give moral or emotional strength to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lull"):

lull (calm by deception)

compose (calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet)

appease; assuage; conciliate; gentle; gruntle; lenify; mollify; pacify; placate (cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of)

assure; reassure (cause to feel sure; give reassurance to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to lull Sue


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