Definition of 'lull'
Example sentences containing 'lull'
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Its music would lull me to sleep. Travels with Rosinante (1990)If she had felt happy it would probably have lulled her to sleep. The Secret Garden (1911)Is it the lull before the storm? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Was it because of a lull in conversation or because you were bored? The Sun (2012)But after a while the conversation seemed to lull. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's more likely to lull people to sleep. Christianity Today (2000)After that, three slow songs together cause a slight lull. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There was an almost eerie lull as angry voters went to polls on Thursday. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If anything, the animals seemed almost lulled by the routine. WALKING THE BIBLE (2001)I would be lulled to sleep by the bass seeping up through the floors. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I loved being lulled to sleep by the motion of the river. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So we shouldn't take advantage of a few minutes of peace or a lull in conversation to go online. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I suspect we are experiencing the lull before the storm - and long may it continue. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There was a lull in the conversation and I figured that they had gone into the garden. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Finally, we are lulled to sleep by the faint, rocking movement of the boat. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If by midweek things look to be settled, it's only a lull in the storm. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They are taking advantage of the lull before the storm in July, when their nipper is due. The Sun (2011)As the tropical winds lull you to sleep in that perfect hammock, remember the power of envy's evil eye. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Everyone seems satisfied with my explanation, and there is a lull in the conversation until we turn off the M40. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Single for so long, this was always how I lulled myself to sleep. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We sat through the afternoon watching TV and that was fine, the lull before the storm. Times, Sunday Times (2016)THE number of people going bankrupt has dropped by eight per cent since last year - but economists warn it is only a lull before the storm. The Sun (2008)
Trends of 'lull'
Used Occasionally. lull is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'lull'
British English: lull NOUN
A lull is a period of quiet or calm in a longer period of activity or excitement.
There was a lull in the discussion.
British English: lull VERB
If you are lulled into feeling safe, someone or something causes you to feel safe at a time when you are not safe.
It is easy to be lulled into a false sense of security.
Definition of lull from the Collins English Dictionary
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