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lull (v.)

early 14c., lullen "to calm or 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; specifically "to quiet (suspicion) so as to delude into a sense of security" is from c. 1600. Related: Lulled; lulling.

lull (n.)

1650s as the name of a soothing drink, from lull (v.). Meaning "temporary period of quiet or rest amid turmoil or activity" is from 1815.

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Definitions of lull from WordNet
1
lull (v.)
calm by deception;
Don't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security
lull (v.)
become quiet or less intensive;
the fighting lulled for a moment
Synonyms: calm down
lull (v.)
make calm or still;
Synonyms: calm / calm down / quiet / tranquilize / tranquillize / tranquillise / quieten / still
2
lull (n.)
a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished;
Synonyms: letup
lull (n.)
a period of calm weather;
there was a lull in the storm
Synonyms: quiet
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