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Definition of "lull" []

  • To cause to sleep or rest; soothe or calm. (verb-transitive)
  • To deceive into trustfulness: "that honeyed charm that he used so effectively to lull his victims” ( S.J. Perelman). (verb-transitive)
  • To become calm. (verb-intransitive)
  • A relatively calm interval, as in a storm. (noun)
  • An interval of lessened activity: a lull in sales. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lull" in a sentence
  • "According to this Wisconsin whitetail fanatic, the lull is a fine time to take a buck, and the many big deer he's tagged during this period are proof."
  • "KEEP AT IT Perhaps the main reason Below scores during the lull is the simplest: He keeps hunting."
  • "What if the lull is because bloggers are busy working on Web 2.0 applications instead of merely talking about them."