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Definition & Synonyms

• Hum

  1. (v. t.) To flatter by approving; to cajole; to impose on; to humbug.
  2. (v. i.) To express satisfaction by a humming noise.
  3. (v. t.) To express satisfaction with by humming.
  4. (n.) An imposition or hoax.
  5. (n.) A low monotonous noise, as of bees in flight, of a swiftly revolving top, of a wheel, or the like; a drone; a buzz.
  6. (n.) Any inarticulate and buzzing sound
  7. (v. t.) To sing with shut mouth; to murmur without articulation; to mumble; as, to hum a tune.
  8. (n.) The confused noise of a crowd or of machinery, etc., heard at a distance; as, the hum of industry.
  9. (v. i.) 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.
  10. (interj.) A kind of strong drink formerly used.
  11. (v. i.) To make an inarticulate sound, like hm, through the nose in the process of speaking, from embarrassment or a affectation; to hem.
  12. (n.) A buzz or murmur, as of approbation.
  13. (interj.) An inarticulate nasal sound or murmur, like hm, uttered by a speaker in pause from embarrassment, affectation, etc.
  14. (interj.) Ahem; hem; an inarticulate sound uttered in a pause of speech implying doubt and deliberation.
  15. (v. i.) To have the sensation of a humming noise; as, my head hums, -- a pathological condition.
  16. (v. i.) To make a low, prolonged sound, like that of a bee in flight; to drone; to murmur; to buzz; as, a top hums.

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