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hum

hum

 
pronunciation:
huhm
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: hummed, humming, hums
definition 1: to vibrate with a continuous low sound.
The computer hums when it is running.
synonyms:
drone
similar words:
buzz, murmur, purr, ring, vibrate, whir
definition 2: to make the sound of a song without opening the lips.
She hummed to music on the radio.
similar words:
sing
definition 3: to be busy and productive.
The owners were happy to see that their business was humming.
similar words:
buzz, jump, stir
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the sound or act of humming.
I cannot hear the hum of the refrigerator from my bedroom.
similar words:
buzz, drone, murmur, purr, whir
derivation: hummer (n.)
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