lullaby lullaby  /ˈlə lə ˌbaɪ/


  1. (n) a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep
  2. (n) the act of singing a quiet song to lull a child to sleep



  1. At 4, he composed a lullaby with which his mother sang him to sleep.
  2. When Mary Jane needs a nightie, Hope flings her a sodden, outsized sweatshirt; when she is sleepy, he sings her a lullaby improvised from a handy racing sheet.
  3. But it's praise for these sparely arranged, lullaby-like songs.


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  1. She said to People Magazine: "The toughest part is the schedule - balancing that between being a mommy and being able to still concentrate and focus on the work. I'll go and tuck my son in at night and sing him to sleep with a lullaby, and then I go...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Christina Aguilera Source: National Ledger

  2. "For me, the Jew that I am, Jerusalem is above politics," Wiesel wrote. "It is mentioned more than six hundred times in Scripture - and not a single time in the Koran......the first song I heard was my mother's lullaby about and for...
    on Apr 16, 2010 By: Elie Wiesel Source: Ha'aretz

  3. "This woman has been under house arrest for the best part of 20 years," Bono said. "I would like to sing her an Irish lullaby."
    on Jul 18, 2009 By: Bono Source: AFP

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