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  • adv. With a droning sound.


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droning +‎ -ly


  • Andrew Bovell's droningly drab multigenerational saga of a comprehensively unhappy Anglo-Australian family, is more than a little bit phone-booky, Mr. Cromer's best efforts notwithstanding.

    Some Formerly Famous Faces

  • I hope it now more accurately, and less droningly, reflects the subject matter of A Commonplace Blog.

    A new subtitle

  • ‘The Pink Room’ is one of my favorite pieces of film and rock music, a simple, droningly freaky stomper.

    David Lynch’s Next Release Is Another Album | /Film

  • Judith had continued her unquiet pacing in the blinding glare while the group within doors, somnolent from the heat and the incessant shrilling of the locusts, droningly discussed the faithlessness of Mountain Pink, dozed, and took up the thread of the romance.

    Judith of the Plains

  • It startled and it moved him because he made a certain effort of imagination and “read it freshly like a book” and not “droningly and dully” like a portion of the Bible at home.

    Life of Robert Louis Stevenson by Alexander Harvey

  • After looking all around, he droningly calls the hour of eleven, enjoins the people to be on guard against phantoms and spooks, that no evil spirit may work harm to their souls, and so let God the Lord be praised!

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • These were my own thoughts as I listened to the tones of the priest as they came, droningly, out of the door, while Nick was exchanging jokes in doubtful French with some half-breeds leaning against the palings.

    The Crossing

  • They were all fine-looking men seemingly in the prime of life, and they intoned the Magnificat not drowsily or droningly, but with a rich tunefulness and warmth of utterance that stirred to a faint surprise and contempt the jaded spirit of one reluctant listener present among them.


  • Mrs. Hopkins discoursed droningly of the dinner smells from the flat across the hall.

    The Voice of the City: Further Stories of the Four Million

  • I believe it would startle and move any one if they could make a certain effort of imagination and read it freshly like a book, not droningly and dully like a portion of the Bible.

    Essays in the Art of Writing


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