Pronunciation: hŭm
v. i.1.To make a low, prolonged sound, like that of a bee in flight; to drone; to murmur; to buzz; as, a top hums.
[imp. & p. p. Hummed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Humming .]
2.To make a nasal sound, like that of the letter m prolonged, without opening the mouth, or articulating; to mumble in monotonous undertone; to drone.
3.To make an inarticulate sound, like h'm, through the nose in the process of speaking, from embarrassment or a affectation; to hem.
4.To express satisfaction by a humming noise.
Here the spectators hummed.
- Trial of the Regicides.
5.To have the sensation of a humming noise; as, my head hums, - a pathological condition.
v. t.1.To sing with shut mouth; to murmur without articulation; to mumble; as, to hum a tune.
2.To express satisfaction with by humming.
3.To flatter by approving; to cajole; to impose on; to humbug.
n.1.A low monotonous noise, as of bees in flight, of a swiftly revolving top, of a wheel, or the like; a drone; a buzz.
2.Any inarticulate and buzzing sound
But 'midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men.
- Byron.
3.A buzz or murmur, as of approbation.
3.An imposition or hoax.
4.An inarticulate nasal sound or murmur, like h'm, uttered by a speaker in pause from embarrassment, affectation, etc.
5.A kind of strong drink formerly used.
Venous hum
See under Venous.
interj.1.Ahem; hem; an inarticulate sound uttered in a pause of speech implying doubt and deliberation.
Noun1.hum - the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity; "they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers"; "there is a constant hum of military preparation"
Synonyms: busyness
2.HUM - an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan
3.hum - a humming noise; "the hum of distant traffic"
Synonyms: humming
Verb1.hum - sing with closed lips; "She hummed a melody"
2.hum - be noisy with activity; "This office is buzzing with activity"
Synonyms: seethe, buzz
3.hum - sound with a monotonous hum
Synonyms: thrum
4.hum - make a low continuous sound; "The refrigerator is humming"
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