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coo

[ koo ]SEE DEFINITION OF coo

Synonyms for coo

  • murmur
  • sound
  • utter
  • woo
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When she is called for—says the story—the puppets in the four corners begin to coo.

Presently there came the “coo” of a wood-pigeon from in front.

Something between the 'gobble, gobble' of a turkey and the coo of the ring-dove.

He did not “coo” as usual, but stared unsmilingly at the ceiling.

I know all the birds say when they twitter and chirp, caw and coo, gobble and cluck.

Yes, I remember—a bonny girl, with a voice as soft as the coo of a wood-pigeon.

On the contrary, we were more inclined to battle than to coo.

It's the same to her whether we coo like turtle-doves or roar like twenty lions.

I must coo and kiss, while my toes are dancing on hot plates, to find her out.

The flies ceased to buzz at the windows and the pigeons to coo upon the roof.

WORD ORIGIN

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

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COO

cluck

verbclack
  • cackle
  • chuck
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