drone on

Definition of drone on


  1. :  to speak for a long time in a dull voice without saying anything interesting She had trouble keeping awake as he droned on about himself.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a stingless male bee (as of the honeybee) that has the role of mating with the queen and does not gather nectar or pollen

    :  one that lives on the labors of others :  parasite

    :  an unmanned aircraft or ship guided by remote control or onboard computers

  1. :  to make a sustained deep murmuring, humming, or buzzing sound

    :  to talk in a persistently dull or monotonous tone

    :  to pass, proceed, or act in a dull, drowsy, or indifferent manner

  1. :  a deep sustained or monotonous sound :  hum

    :  an instrument or part of an instrument (as one of the fixed-pitch pipes of a bagpipe ) that sounds a continuous unvarying tone

    :  pedal point

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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