ETYM Old Eng. croinen, cf. Dutch kreunen to moan.
To sing softly.
1 chiefly Scottish; bellow, boom.
2. To sing or speak in a gentle murmuring manner; especially; to sing in a soft intimate manner adapted to amplifying systems.
3. To sing (as a popular song or a lullaby) in a crooning manner.
1. To sing in descant.
2. To talk at great length about something of one's interest.
Variant of descant.
1. To sing with closed lips.
2. To make a low continuous sound.
3. To sound with a monotonous hum; SYN. thrum.
4. To be noisy with activity; SYN. buzz, seethe.
ETYM Cf. Norw. lilla, lirla, to sing in a high tone.
To articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way.