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Topic: BIRDS

Date: 1600-1700
Origin: From the sound

coo

1 verb
     
coo1
1 [intransitive]HBB when doves or pigeons coo, they make a low soft cry
2 [intransitive and transitive] to make soft quiet sounds, or to speak in a soft quiet way:
'Darling,' she cooed.
a cooing voice
coo noun [countable]

➔ bill and coo

at bill2 (3)
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