cooingly

coo

1 [koo]
verb (used without object), cooed, cooing.
1.
to utter or imitate the soft, murmuring sound characteristic of doves.
2.
to murmur or talk fondly or amorously.
verb (used with object), cooed, cooing.
3.
to utter by cooing.
noun
4.
a cooing sound.

Origin:
1660–70; imitative

cooer, noun
cooingly, adverb
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coo (kuː)
 
vb , coos, cooing, cooed
1.  (intr) (of doves, pigeons, etc) to make a characteristic soft throaty call
2.  (tr) to speak in a soft murmur
3.  (intr) to murmur lovingly (esp in the phrase bill and coo)
 
n
4.  the sound of cooing
 
interj
5.  slang (Brit) an exclamation of surprise, awe, etc
 
'cooer
 
n
 
'cooingly
 
adv

CoO
 
abbreviation for
cost of ownership

COO
 
abbreviation for
chief operating officer

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Word Origin & History

coo
1670, echoic; the phrase to bill and coo is first recorded 1816. Related: Cooing (1660s).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
COO
chief operating officer
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