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drone2

drone2

 
 
pronunciation:
dron
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: droned, drones, droning
definition 1: to produce a low, continuous hum.
synonyms:
hum
similar words:
bombinate, buzz, purr, whir
definition 2: to talk tediously and in a monotone.
The speaker droned on for two hours.
similar words:
prate
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to say tediously and in a monotone.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a low, continuous hum, as of a bee or a musical instrument such as a bagpipe.
synonyms:
hum
similar words:
buzz, monotone, purr, whir
definition 2: a musical instrument, such as a tambura, or a part of an instrument, such as a pipe of a bagpipe, that produces a drone.
synonyms:
pipe
similar words:
tamboura
derivation: droningly (adv.)
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