There was a lull just after the signing of the Belfast agreement in 1998, but this is a mess.
The afternoon lull is broken by the heavy thwumping of military helicopters.
Following a lull in the shooting, Murphy came out and looked in the direction where he expected to see the shooter.
“All right,” the Colonel would say whenever there was a lull.
For now, even the tragedy that left many local people in shock and heartbroken has not brought on a lull in the fighting.
London probably soon sprang, phœnix-like, from the fire, though history leaves it in darkness to enjoy a lull of 200 years.
At last there was a lull in the monologue and I arose and said I must be going.
During a moment's lull in the conversation the hour was struck from a neighboring steeple.
The lull in naval construction, however, was of short duration.
But during a lull the air cleared of snow-dust and I paused to look about me.
early 14c., lullen "hush to sleep," probably imitative of lu-lu sound used to lull a child to sleep (cf. Swedish lulla "to hum a lullaby," German lullen "to rock," Sanskrit lolati "moves to and fro," Middle Dutch lollen "to mutter"). Figurative use from 1570s. Related: Lulled; lulling.
1650s as the name of a soothing drink, from lull (v.). Meaning "period of quiet in a storm" is from 1815.