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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LULL

But the lull in the music had started conversation in other parts of the room.

At last there was a lull in the monologue and I arose and said I must be going.

But a lull in a newspaper office is seldom of long duration.

In the lull of drinking, Madden lifted his water to his friend.

The lull in naval construction, however, was of short duration.

This however had not the effect to lull them into confident security.

With the middle of February a lull set in in this sector of the front.

As he spoke, he was conscious of a lull in the conversation.

He waited for a lull and listened, then followed the direction of the sound.

An instant's lull there was, like the lull in nature that precedes a clap of thunder.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., lullen "hush to sleep," probably imitative of lu-lu sound used to lull a child to sleep (cf. 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.

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