Definition of hum :
1. A buzz or murmur, as of approbation.
2. A kind of strong drink formerly used.
3. A low monotonous noise, as of bees in flight, of a swiftly revolving top, of a wheel, or the like; a drone; a buzz.
4. Ahem; hem; an inarticulate sound uttered in a pause of speech implying doubt and deliberation.
5. An imposition or hoax.
6. An inarticulate nasal sound or murmur, like h'm, uttered by a speaker in pause from embarrassment, affectation, etc.
7. Any inarticulate and buzzing sound
8. The confused noise of a crowd or of machinery, etc., heard at a distance; as, the hum of industry.
9. To express satisfaction by a humming noise.
10. To express satisfaction with by humming.
11. To flatter by approving; to cajole; to impose on; to humbug.
12. To have the sensation of a humming noise; as, my head hums, - a pathological condition.
13. To make a low, prolonged sound, like that of a bee in flight; to drone; to murmur; to buzz; as, a top hums.
14. To make a nasal sound, like that of the letter m prolonged, without opening the mouth, or articulating; to mumble in monotonous undertone; to drone.
15. To make an inarticulate sound, like h'm, through the nose in the process of speaking, from embarrassment or a affectation; to hem.
16. To sing with shut mouth; to murmur without articulation; to mumble; as, to hum a tune.
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rumble (part of speech: verb)
- You bet I am going to make things hum, so I can offer you anything you want." - "A Daughter of the Land", Gene Stratton-Porter.
- The distant hum in the street is rising steadily. - "The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete", John Galsworthy.
- " Couldn't keep her to hum," he said, " when she seen me hitchin' up old Charlie." - "The Flag", Homer Greene.