Origin and Etymology of drone
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of drone
- droning bees
- The air conditioner droned.
- droning on and on about his health
- The afternoon droned on.
- droning the years away
droninglyplay \ˈdrō-niŋ-lē\ adverb
Examples of drone in a Sentence
We could hear wasps droning in the garden.
the sound of droning bees all around us
Synonymsbumble, burr, buzz, whirr, hum, whish, whiz (or whizz), zip, zoom
Related Wordschirr, churr; thrum; fizz, hiss, murmur, purr, rustle, sigh, sizzle, swish, whisper; coo, curr; wheeze, whistle, whoosh
Near Antonymsdrudge, grind, grub, hump, hustle, labor, moil, peg, plod, plow, plug, slave, sweat, toil, travail, work; apply, buckle (down); exert, put out
DRONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of drone for English Language Learners
: to make a continuous low humming sound
DRONE Defined for Kids
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