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lull

noun

1 lull

A pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished.

synonym: letup.

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

Roget 403: silence; stillness etc. (quiet) 265; peace, hush, lull; muteness etc. 581; solemn silence, awful silence, ... show more

Roget 142: cessation, discontinuance, desistance, desinence.    intermission, remission; suspense, suspension; interruption; stop; stopping etc. v.; closure, ... show more



2 lull

A period of calm weather:
— There was a lull in the storm.

synonym: quiet.

Roget 265: rest; stillness etc. adj.; quiescence; stagnation, stagnancy; fixity, immobility, catalepsy; indisturbance; quietism.    quiet, ... show more

Polish: cisza, spokój

verb

1 lull

Calm by deception.

2 lull

Become quiet or less intensive:
— The fighting lulled for a moment.

synonym: calm down.

3 lull

Make calm or still.

synonyms: calm, calm down, quiet, quieten, still, tranquilize, tranquillise, tranquillize.

Roget 174: be moderate etc. adj.; keep within bounds, keep within compass; sober down, settle down; keep the peace, remit, relent, take in sail.    moderate, soften, mitigate, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abate, abeyance, allay, alleviate, anesthetize, anticyclone, appease, assuage, awful silence, balm, becalm, benumb, breach, break, breath, breather, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time ... show more.

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