hum

All Noun Verb
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  • And you may be humming some of these tracks years down the line.
  • She hummed a little to herself to see if she were in voice. Cited from Evelyn Innes, by George Moore
  • He went away to his room, humming a love-song below his breath. Cited from The Keeper of the Door, by Ethel M. Dell
  • He hummed an air when he had finished his letter to her. Cited from The Tragic Comedians by G. Meredith, v2
  • He hummed a popular air to himself, and held his head high. Cited from A Maker of History, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • For a day or two he hummed it as well as he could. Cited from Memoirs, by Charles Godfrey Leland
  • For all that, as he went to business the word hummed in his head. Cited from The Town Traveller, by George Gissing
  • After the ring is struck, it will continue to hum for five minutes.
  • The words of an old song hummed themselves through his mind. Cited from Man Size, by William MacLeod Raine
  • We kept the machine humming until far into the night, as long as we could keep our eyes open. Cited from Letters of a Woman Homesteader, by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
  • I have carried it about in my pocket and hummed it over all day. Cited from The Letters of Robert Burns, by Robert Burns
  • She sat very still and quiet at the table, as the storm hummed about her. Cited from A Heroine of France, The Story of Joan of Arc, by Evelyn Everett-Green
  • She hummed at her task and now and again joined in the conversation. Cited from Pelle the Conqueror, by Martin Anderson Nexo
  • When she got into the passage she hummed a little air. Cited from The Rebel of the School, by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  • They will often hum to each other as a form of communication.
  • She never sang nor hummed, as she used to do, going about the house. Cited from Hard Cash, Charles Reade
  • All this he felt and hummed to himself, though not in words. Cited from Our Mr. Wrenn, by Sinclair Lewis
  • Once more the driver headed his humming car into the white storm. Cited from The Day of the Beast, by Zane Grey
  • Once in a while he caught the sound of a voice through the humming in his ears. Cited from Bressant, by Julian Hawthorne
  • I took in eight more men -- and, believe me, things were humming when I left. Cited from North of Fifty-Three, by Bertrand W. Sinclair
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Meaning of hum

  • noun A humming noise
    the hum of distant traffic
  • verb Sing with closed lips
    She hummed a melody
  • verb Be noisy with activity
    This office is buzzing with activity
  • verb Sound with a monotonous hum
  • verb Make a low continuous sound
    The refrigerator is humming