crooning crooning  /ˈkru nɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) singing in a soft low tone
  2. (n) the act of singing popular songs in a sentimental manner

Usage(s):

  1. Since the 1990s, popular Mexican singers have been increasingly crooning about Kalashnikovs and cocaine alongside their traditional ballads of hard work and lost love.
  2. In his films, and in the spectacular concerts that had him crooning ballads one minute and flouncing in a Jean-Paul Gaultier gown the next, Leslie was the consummate tease.
  3. New gig: Aiming higher than in his crooning days, he's a trained cosmonaut and wants to visit the moon.

News

  1. WATCH: Ciara Gets Served a Lawsuit While Performing on Stage

    Let's say you're a top R&B singer ( Ciara ) who's set to appear at a Friday night event at a gay bar in West Hollywood (The Factory), but due to contractual reasons you cancel on the nightclub and don't appear at all. The next day, you show up at an LA Pride event to sing your heart out because that's what singers do. But then, while all your smooth crooning and sultry dance moves are going down ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Zimbio

  2. CMT Awards Turn Into Date Night for the Stars … Sort of

    It was date night for the stars at the CMT Awards in Nashville on Wednesday! Our favorite celebrity duos stepped out to the event, all looking amazing and definitely did not disappoint. Kristen Bell, who co-hosted the show, and Dax Shepard made their first red carpet appearance together since welcoming daughter Lincoln back in March. Country crooning hottie Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman seemed ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: omg! Celeb News via omg!

Quotes

  1. "I decided that I was going to sing it like Tom Jones, in that crooning style. I wanted people to hear my voice," Cornell says. "And 'Live and Let Die' is a fantastic song. Paul McCartney wouldn't have written it if not for that movie. I...
    on Nov 19, 2006 By: Chris Cornell Source: New York Post

  2. "Everyone who has covered the song has brought something different to it," Wilson said. "O'Keefe's version was straight-up rockabilly, Albert Lee did a surf thing, Iggy's was an electro-crooning vocal version. We did a few versions before...
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: Mark Wilson Source: The Age

  3. "I don't have anything in common with [Dan] musically," says Krug. "It's his lyrics that get me, and the way he delivers them in his heartfelt crooning style. I don't think there are many songwriters who are poets, for lack of a better word....
    on Nov 30, 2006 By: Spencer Krug Source: Exclaim!

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