The garden was humming with bees.
The refrigerator hummed in the background.
I was humming to myself.
We hummed along to the music.
I hummed a little song.
By noon, the office was really humming.
The restaurant hums on weekends. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Nicky Hilton, Nina Dobrev and Shaun White have also been guests at the property, which boasts 50 casitas that look out to humming tropical forest.—Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Nov. 2023 That Dream Edition should hum from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (0 to 62 miles per hour) in 3.5 seconds or less.—IEEE Spectrum, 18 Nov. 2023 YouTube announced several new AI music tools this week — including one in development that could help turn songwriters’ thoughts into actual music just by humming an idea — though the voice clones were the most noteworthy feature.—Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 17 Nov. 2023 Compared with Very’s and Eliade’s, the Christianity humming beneath Andrew S. Jacobs’s Gospel Thrillers: Conspiracy, Fiction, and the Vulnerable Bible (Cambridge University Press, $39.99) is positively cookie-cutter.—Dan Piepenbring, Harper's Magazine, 15 Nov. 2023 Now, as Biden and Xi prepare to meet at the Asia Pacific summit, U.S. growth is humming while China struggles with a property slump and local government debts.—Greg Ip, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2023 Scarcity has made palates incurious, leading to a nativist turn in national appetites: Think pallid plates of fish and chips in England, a country that once hummed with curry houses sitting along a vibrant Brick Lane.—Mayukh Sen, The New Republic, 19 Oct. 2023 Divide your family into two teams and alternate humming your favorite holiday tunes.—Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, 14 Nov. 2023 The above discussion has implications for women in entrepreneurship and investors who keep the entrepreneurial wheels humming.—Kumar Mehta, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English hummen; akin to Middle High German hummen to hum, Middle Dutch hommel bumblebee