Definition Of hum


a low, steady, continuous sound.

the hum of insects

make a low, steady continuous sound like that of a bee.

the computers hummed

smell unpleasant.

when the wind drops this stuff really hums

used to express hesitation or dissent.

“Ah, hum, Elaine, isn't it?”

Example Of hum

  • a low hum of conversation

  • A steady hum is heard and the lines on the monitor go flat.

  • A steady hum of voices rises from the crowd sitting on the floor.

  • A vehicle accident, no injuries, one trooper announced over the steady hum of the vending machines in the lobby.

  • “Ah, hum, Elaine, isn't it?”

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