Etymology
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lullaby (n.)

"soothing song sung to infants," 1580s, noun use of the words lulley by (1560s), from Middle English lollai or lullay, a common burden in nursery songs, from lullen (see lull (v.)). Second element perhaps from by in good-bye or simply a meaningless extension.

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Definitions of lullaby

lullaby (n.)
a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep;
Synonyms: cradlesong / berceuse
lullaby (n.)
the act of singing a quiet song to lull a child to sleep;
Synonyms: cradlesong
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