lull lull  /ˈləl/


  1. (n) a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
  2. (n) a period of calm weather
  3. (v) calm by deception
  4. (v) become quiet or less intensive
  5. (v) make calm or still



  1. War in Viet Nam has its own cruel rule: after any lull, the fighting resumes with much greater ferocity than before.
  2. Ronald Reagan's acting career hit a lull in the late 1940s.
  3. But the lull is deceptive, and it is probably best described by James Baldwin.


  1. MLS 2013, Week 16 preview and fixtures: Time to kill off a character

    International absences are still dealing blows to MLS matches (unless you're the Revolution and Jerry Bengtson threw a temper tantrum because Honduras didn't start him so he returned to the club), which coincides wonderfully with the league's midseason lull. Isn't this around the time when they kill off a character (Chivas)? Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas Saturday, 5 p.m. ET - ESPN Blas Perez ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: SB Nation

  2. Behind the WWDC Glitter

    Going into WWDC I think Apple enthusiasts were so pent up for some Apple awesomeness -- myself included -- that we let the soft and low-voiced cooing of design knight Jony Ive lull us into a receptive state more akin to the wooing of a potential partner than a critical study of design principles. It's not like we had beer goggles on going into the iOS 7 portion of the WWDC keynote, but. . .
    on June 14, 2013     Source:

  3. Trade-in service sees MacBook boost following WWDC

    A yearlong lull between MacBook Air models is driving higher than usual trade-ins of older machines, says gadget trade-in service Gazelle. Originally posted at News - Apple
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNET


  1. "The World Series is something that rarely gets to a number of venues in professional baseball. And that's one problem because we want the fan base of particular cities to participate in the World Series even though there may be a lull in the...
    on Jun 30, 2007 By: Scott Boras Source: Forbes

  2. "I know we've been in a bit of a lull," said Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli, who didn't expect the deals to affect the team's chemistry because no active players were shipped out. "I've seen these guys play the whole year and they...
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Peter Chiarelli Source: ESPN

  3. "You have a team that can kind of lull you to sleep," defender Kate Markgraf said. "They'll kind of sit in a spot on the field where you don't quite notice them. And then all of a sudden, they are so fast and so quick. You'll play a ball and...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: Kate Markgraf Source: USA Today

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