Definition of cradle song in US English:

cradle song


  • A lullaby.

    • ‘The European cradle song tries only to put the child to sleep.’
    • ‘Similarly, the Berceuse gains much from being played simply - as a cradle song.’
    • ‘Not only does he ‘love the cradle songs the mothers sing’, he has composed one.’
    • ‘Then, at last, quite recently, I got it: a man told me that is definitely an old Basque cradle song.’
    • ‘‘We included cradle songs which imitated rocking-chair rhythms,’ says Montemurro.’
    • ‘The cradle songs are a perfect illustration of Isokoski's approach: simple, direct, and deeply moving.’
    • ‘The state of Bengal during the 18th century has nowhere been so vividly pictured as it has in that famous Bengali cradle song.’
    soothing song, gentle song, quiet song
    View synonyms


cradle song

/ˈkrādl sôNG/