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lull

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)

CIDE DICTIONARY

lullv. t. [Akin to OD. lullen to sing to sleep, G. lullen, Dan. lulle, Sw. lulla; all of imitative origin. Cf. Loll, Lollard.].
     To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm; to soothe; to quiet.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
    "Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie,
    To lull the daughters of necessity.
    "  [1913 Webster]
lullv. i. 
     To become gradually calm; to subside; to cease or abate for a time; as, the storm lulls.  [1913 Webster]
lulln. 
  •  The power or quality of soothing; that which soothes; a lullaby.  Young.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A temporary cessation of storm or confusion.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lull, v. & n.
--v.
1 tr. soothe or send to sleep gently.
2 tr. (usu. foll. by into) deceive (a person) into confidence (lulled into a false sense of security).
3 tr. allay (suspicions etc.) usu. by deception.
4 intr. (of noise, a storm, etc.) abate or fall quiet.
--n. a temporary quiet period in a storm or in any activity.

Etymology
ME, imit. of sounds used to quieten a child

THESAURUS

lull

abate, abeyance, allay, alleviate, anesthetize, anticyclone, appease, assuage, awful silence, balm, becalm, benumb, breach, break, breath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time, caesura, calm, calm down, calmness, cease, cease-fire, cessation, cigarette break, cocktail hour, coffee break, comma, compose, cool, cradle, cushion, day off, dead, dead calm, dead of night, deaden, deaden the pain, deathlike calm, deathlike silence, delay, die down, diminish, doldrums, dope, dormancy, downtime, drop, drug, dulcify, dull, dwindle, ease, ease matters, ease off, ebb, enforced respite, entrance, even out, fall, fissure, flat calm, foment, gap, gentle, give relief, golden silence, half time, half-time intermission, halt, happy hour, hesitation, hiatus, hibernation, holiday, horse latitudes, hush, hush of night, hypnotize, immobility, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, inaudibility, inertia, interim, interlude, intermezzo, intermission, intermittence, interregnum, interruption, interval, lacuna, lapse, lay, layoff, lessen, let up, letup, lucid stillness, lull to sleep, magnetize, mesmerize, mitigate, moderate, molder, mollify, motionlessness, mum, narcotize, noiselessness, numb, off-time, oily calm, pacify, pad, palliate, pause, peace, peacefulness, plateau, point of repose, poultice, pour balm into, pour oil on, put to sleep, put under, qualify, quell, quiesce, quiescence, quiet, quiet spell, quieten, quietness, quietude, recess, reduce, relief, relieve, remission, respite, rest, resting point, rock, rock to sleep, salve, sedate, settle, silence, silentness, slacken, slake, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, smoothen, soften, solemn silence, soothe, soundlessness, spell, stabilize, stand-down, stay, steady, still, stillness, stop, stupe, subdue, subside, surcease, suspension, tacitness, taciturnity, tea break, temper, time off, time out, tomblike silence, trance, tranquilize, tranquillity, truce, underactivity, vacation, wane, whisht, windlessness

ROGET THESAURUS

lull

Inactivity

N inactivity, inaction, inertness, obstinacy, lull, quiescence, rust, rustiness, idleness, remissness, sloth, indolence, indiligence, dawdling, ergophobia, otiosity, dullness, languor, segnity, segnitude, lentor, sluggishness, procrastination, torpor, torpidity, torpescence, stupor, somnolence, drowsiness, nodding, oscitation, oscitancy, pandiculation, hypnotism, lethargy, statuvolence heaviness, heavy eyelids, sleep, slumber, sound sleep, heavy sleep, balmy sleep, Morpheus, Somnus, coma, trance, ecstasis, dream, hibernation, nap, doze, snooze, siesta, wink of sleep, forty winks, snore, hypnology, dull work, pottering, relaxation, Castle of Indolence, lullaby, sedative, tranquilizer, hypnotic, sleeping pill, relaxant, anaesthetic, general anaesthetic, torpedo, idler, drone, droil, dawdle, mopus, do- little faineant, dummy, sleeping partner, afternoon farmer, truant, bummer, loafer, goldbrick, goldbicker, lounger, lazzarone, lubber, lubbard, slow coach (slow, ), opium eater, lotus eater, slug, lag, sluggard, slugabed, slumberer, dormouse, marmot, waiter on Providence, fruges consumere natus, inactive, motionless, unoccupied, unbusied, indolent, lazy, slothful, idle, lusk, remiss, slack, inert, torpid, sluggish, otiose, languid, supine, heavy, dull, leaden, lumpish, exanimate, soulless, listless, drony, dronish, lazy as Ludlam's dog, dilatory, laggard, lagging, slow, rusty, flagging, lackadaisical, maudlin, fiddle-faddle, pottering, shilly-shally, sleeping asleep, fast asleep, dead asleep, sound asleep, in a sound sleep, sound as a top, dormant, comatose, in the arms of Morpheus, in the lap of Morpheus, sleepy, sleepful, dozy, drowsy, somnolent, torpescent, lethargic, lethargical, somnifacient, statuvolent, statuvolic, heavy, heavy with sleep, napping, somnific, somniferous, soporous, soporific, soporiferous, hypnotic, balmy, dreamy, unawakened, unawakened, sedative, inactively, at leisure, the eyes begin to draw straws, bankrupt of life yet prodigal of ease, better 50 years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay, idly busy rolls their world away, the mystery of folded sleep, the timely dew of sleep, thou driftest gently down the tides of sleep, tired Nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep.

Cessation

N cessation, discontinuance, desistance, desinence, intermission, remission, suspense, suspension, interruption, stop, stopping, closure, stoppage, halt, arrival, pause, rest, lull, respite, truce, drop, interregnum, abeyance, cloture, dead stop, dead stand, dead lock, finis, cerrado, blowout, burnout, meltdown, disintegration, comma, colon, semicolon, period, full stop, end, death, I pause for a reply.

Moderation

VB be moderate, keep within bounds, keep within compass, sober down, settle down, keep the peace, remit, relent, take in sail, moderate, soften, mitigate, temper, accoy, attemper, contemper, mollify, lenify, dulcify, dull, take off the edge, blunt, obtund, sheathe, subdue, chasten, sober down, tone down, smooth down, weaken, lessen, check palliate, tranquilize, pacify, assuage, appease, swag, lull, soothe, compose, still, calm, calm down, cool, quiet, hush, quell, sober, pacify, tame, damp, lay, allay, rebate, slacken, smooth, alleviate, rock to sleep, deaden, smooth, throw cold water on, throw a wet blanket over, turn off, slake, curb, tame, smooth over, pour oil on the waves, pour oil on the troubled waters, pour balm into, mattre de l'eau dans son vin, go out like a lamb, roar you as gently as any sucking dove.

Quiescence

N quiescence, rest, stillness, quiescence, stagnation, stagnancy, fixity, immobility, catalepsy, indisturbance, quietism, quiet, tranquility, calm, repose, peace, dead calm, anticyclone, statue-like repose, silence, not a breath of air, not a mouse stirring, sleep, pause, lull, stand still, standing still, lock, dead lock, dead stop, dead stand, full stop, fix, embargo, resting place, gite, bivouac, home, pillow, haven, goal, quiescent, still, motionless, moveless, fixed, stationary, immotile, at rest at a stand, at a standstill, at anchor, stock, still, standing still, sedentary, untraveled, stay-at-home, becalmed, stagnant, quiet, unmoved, undisturbed, unruffled, calm, restful, cataleptic, immovable, sleeping, silent, still as a statue, still as a post, still as a mouse, still as death, vegetative, vegetating, at a stand, tout court, at the halt, Int, stop!, stay!, avast!, halt!, hold hard!, whoa!, hold!, sabr karo!, requiescat in pace, Deus nobis haec otia fecit, the noonday quiet holds the hill.

Silence

N silence, stillness, peace, hush, lull, muteness, solemn silence, awful silence, dead silence, deathlike silence, silent, still, stilly, noiseless, soundless, hushed, mute, soft, solemn, awful, deathlike, silent as the grave, inaudible, silently, sub silentio, Int, hush!, silence!, soft!, whist!, tush!, chut!, tut!, pax!, be quiet!, be silent!, be still!, shut up!, chup!, chup rao!, tace!, one might hear a feather drop, one might hear a pin drop, so quiet you could hear a pin drop, grosse Seelen dulden still, le silence est la vertu de ceux qui ne sont pas sa, le silence est le parti le plus sar de celui se d_, silence more musical than any song, tacent satis laudant, better to be silent and thought a fool than to spe.


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