Simple Definition of humdrum
: not interesting : dull, boring, and ordinary
Examples of humdrum
She liked the movie, but I thought it was humdrum.
another humdrum day at the office
Origin of humdrum
reduplication of hum
First Known Use: 1553
Rhymes with humdrum
alum, aplomb, bass drum, bay rum, beach plum, become, benumb, degum, dim sum, dumdum, dum-dum, eardrum, far from, green thumb, hail from, ho-hum, how come, income, in sum, outcome, pond scum, side drum, snare drum, sour gum, steel drum, subgum, succumb, sweet gum, therefrom, to come, Tom Thumb, tom-tom, wherefrom, yum-yum
HUMDRUM Defined for Kids
Definition of humdrum
: not interesting <a humdrum day>
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