Definition of humming top in English:

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humming top

noun

British
A children’s top which makes a humming noise as it spins.
Example sentences
  • Try making a second humming top and insert a hole in it, and it'll give you a different humming sound.
  • The Maori in New Zealand have used humming tops, with specially-crafted holes, in mourning ceremonies.
  • At the beginning of Victoria's reign these were predominantly wooden and included dolls, dolls’ furniture, horses, carts, skipping ropes, spinning and humming tops.

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