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hum

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a monotonous sound like that of an insect in motion
  • we heard the hum of an outboard motor and a few minutes later the small craft came into sight

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hum

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of hum (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be copiously supplied
  • one restaurant was humming with diners, while a neighboring eatery was practically empty

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2 to fly, turn, or move rapidly with a fluttering or vibratory sound
  • a helicopter hummed overhead

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The first known use of hum was in the 14th century

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“Hum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hum. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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