Definition of 'hum'
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The humming sound came from the centre of the field. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)That low humming noise you can hear? Times, Sunday Times (2010)China needs to keep its export machine humming. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Then he heard the hum of a distant aircraft. Christianity Today (2000)And the constant hum of activity rubbed off in the best possible way. The Sun (2016)And hum or sing all day at my desk. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some chose to hum along to the tune. Times, Sunday Times (2015)An odd low hum fills the air. The Sun (2013)Can you hear the quiet hum of extinction? Times, Sunday Times (2012)One to hum along to as you hug your favourite stuffed elephant toy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There is only the hum of the machines to proclaim that these grey houses are the source of untold death and destruction. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The Hippodrome should hum again with live entertainment. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She tucks them in, sometimes humming a song. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He's got competition for places humming. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Younger American policymakers hum to different tunes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Now it was humming with activity, its hotels full of soldiers. TOLKIEN AND THE GREAT WAR: The Threshold of Middle-earth (2003)In short, a low hum makes you feel uneasy and think you see things moving. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The low sweet humming sound went on, sometimes stopping for a little while and then beginning again. The Princess and the Goblin (1872)There was a lot of hum and noise in the barn because it wasn't designed for recording. The Sun (2014)Sometimes it is your individual heart, as you hum a lucky tune or mutter a childhood prayer. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Britain's top performance venues have come up with a radical way to keep the lights up and sound systems humming. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The whole place was humming. Spitfire Women of World War II (2007)But not a soul was near, and no sound could be heard except the rustling of the wind and the hum of little insects. Heidi (1881)Which isn't to say that you leave the theatre humming the songs, exactly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As for the wildlife, not only is the hum of insects and sand flies deafening, but all three of us have been bitten mercilessly. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'hum'
British English: hum /hʌm/ VERB
If something hums, it makes a low continuous noise.
The birds sang, the bees hummed.
- American English: hum
- Arabic: يُهِمَّهُمُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: zumbir
- Chinese: 嗡嗡叫
- Croatian: pjevušiti
- Czech: bzučet
- Danish: summe
- Dutch: zoemen
- European Spanish: zumbar
- Finnish: surista
- French: fredonner
- German: summen
- Greek: βουΐζω
- Italian: canticchiare
- Japanese: ブンブンいう
- Korean: 윙윙거리다
- Norwegian: surre
- Polish: zabrzęczeć
- European Portuguese: zumbir
- Romanian: a zumzăi
- Russian: гудеть
- Spanish: tararear
- Swedish: nynna
- Thai: ร้องเพลงในคอ
- Turkish: vızıldamak
- Ukrainian: гудіти
- Vietnamese: kêu vo ve
Definition of hum from the Collins English Dictionary
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