Coo

Coo

(?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cooed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Cooing.] 1. To make a low repeated cry or sound, like the characteristic note of pigeons or doves.
[1913 Webster]

The stockdove only through the forest cooes,
Mournfully hoarse.
Thomson.
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2. To show affection; to act in a loving way. See under Bill, v. i. "Billing or cooing." Byron.
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{

Coo"ey

,

Coo"ee

(?) }, n. [Of imitative origin.] A peculiar cry uttered by the Australian aborigines as a call to attract attention, and also in common use among the Australian colonists. In the actual call the first syllable is much prolonged (k"-) and the second ends in a shrill, staccato . To represent the sound itself the spelling cooee is generally used.
[Written also cooie.]

Within cooey, within earshot.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{

Coo"ey

,

Coo"ee

}, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cooeyed or Cooeed (); p. pr. & vb. n. Cooeying or Cooeeing.] To call out cooee. [Australia]

I cooeyed and beckoned them to approach.
E. Giles.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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