from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Boring and dull; routine: "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture the attention of the conventioneers” ( Chicago Tribune).
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- adj. Boring; not interesting or novel.
- interj. Used to express boredom, disinterest or lack of novelty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
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“No problem,” I said, trying to keep my expression ho-hum.
I remember one year snow stayed on the ground from Christmas Eve (beautiful white Christmas) to the end of March, and so new snow was kind of ho-hum.
I am so not surprised by the ho-hum reaction of many of those males.
There's a some slight chemistry between leads Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel, but otherwise this rom-com is very ho-hum, says Cath Clarke
Seems his ho-hum lack luster performance as well as the turning of public sympathy (what ever little there was before) are the basis for the move.
They don't see the ho-hum value of these bar fights for what they are to the vast majority of people just trying to live day to day, because of that emotional investment.
As a counterexample, he cites his native Sweden, where the social welfare state tried for much of the 20th century to produce a non-hierarchical society, leaving in its wake several solid decades of ho-hum functional buildings.
It was a ho-hum occurrence in New York City, and the stymied walker thought nothing of it.
Is yet another ho-hum big box retail store more important than a singular landmark, even if owned by one of the city's most powerful developers?
I was only a casual observer of the show and even still only think that it is ho-hum.
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