Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of hum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Emitting a murmuring sound; droning; murmuring; buzzing.
  • n. A sound like that made by bees; a low, murmuring sound; a hum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resounding with hums.
  • Such as to bubble or froth much, or as to cause a humming in the head: applied to strong malt liquors.
  • n. A sound like that made by bees; a low murmuring sound.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a humming noise
  • n. the act of singing with closed lips

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Examples

  • Speech pathologist Dr. Morton Cooper tells us humming is the best way to find your optimal pitch.

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  • There's a buzzword humming on Capitol Hill and it is coming up in discussions from economic development and microfinance, to U.S. safety and security, to population growth and global health.

    Donna E. Shalala: U.S. Must Take Leadership to Make Mother's Day Every Day

  • Did you immediately begin humming the tune from this Weebls animation?

    A Test Of Shallowness: Is It Just Me?

  • SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), a utility protocol that nearly every network engineer relies upon to keep their gear humming, is dangerous as hell.

    Boing Boing: February 10, 2002 - February 16, 2002 Archives

  • I've always liked the idea of humming and beatboxing your whole track into the computer, then gradually replacing all the ideas with instruments, though I never got round to actually doing it.

    Beatboxing-to-MIDI with a VST plugin

  • The tireless Ung Lik Dy pressed on, his shining sword humming as it cut through the air.

    Immortalis

  • On came the red-haired monster, his face contorted with rage, his sword humming as it again began its death-promising sidelong cuts through the empty air.

    The Woods Out Back

  • "Miss Kendall will not disturb the class, I am sure, if she realizes that her humming is a source of annoyance," she said, her own really musical voice fluting in melodious minor cadences.

    Miss Pat at School

  • Everyone who slept had gone to sleep with one word humming in his brain -- war -- and war at home, that was the terrible thought which robbed so many millions of eyes of sleep.

    The World Peril of 1910

  • If there are any birds, it is the strange and heavy penguin, the passing albatross, or the Mother Cary's chicken, which has been called the humming bird of ocean, and here finds a place for its young.

    Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic

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