Lull - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |lʌl|  American pronunciation of the word lull
Brit.  |lʌl|  British pronunciation of the word lull


- a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished (syn: letup)
- a period of calm weather (syn: quiet)
there was a lull in the storm


- calm by deception
Don't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security
- become quiet or less intensive (syn: calm down)
the fighting lulled for a moment
- make calm or still (syn: calm, calm down, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillize)

Extra examples

The music lulled him to sleep.

...the absence of attacks for such an extended period had lulled the nation into a false sense of security...

...we took the opportunity of a lull in the conversation to announce that we were engaged to be married...

The swish of the tyres lulled him into a light doze.

Before he knew it, the heat and hum of the forest had lulled him to sleep.

It is easy to be lulled into a false sense of security.

If you don't argue about it, you can easily lull the people into acceptance of new taxes.

The wind lulled, the rain came down in a deluge.

The hum of the tyres on the road lulled her to sleep.

The police lulled me into believing that they did not suspect us.

Earthquakes here are rare and this has lulled people into a false sense of security (=made people think they were safe when they were not).

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

Word forms

I/you/we/they: lull
he/she/it: lulls
present participle: lulling
past tense: lulled
past participle: lulled
singular: lull
plural: lulls
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