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Saltos de línea: hum

verbo (hums, humming, hummed)

[no object]
1Make a low, steady continuous sound like that of a bee: the computers hummed
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  • A solid wooden floor supports an enormous desk and the latest model PC computer hums quietly, awaiting instruction.
  • Steve Gigl has what it takes to keep our computers humming here at Blogger General.
  • Chizuru ended up staring straight at the ceiling of her room, the gentle purr of the air-conditioner humming inside her ears.
purr, whir, throb, vibrate, murmur, buzz, thrum, drone
literary susurrate, bombinate
1.1Sing with closed lips: he hummed softly to himself [with object]: she was humming a cheerful tune
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  • Observe that would normally be followed up by the speaker actually humming or singing the tune in question.
  • After a while he stopped humming and began to sing to himself softly.
  • All she heard was a strangely familiar tune, softly hummed in time with the steps.
sing, croon, murmur, drone
1.2(Of a place) be filled with a low, steady continuous sound: the room hummed with an expectant murmur
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  • The place hummed with a much smaller project as Graham buzzed away happily in his workshop making mouldings for the window repair job.
  • The huge place fairly hummed with magical energy, for which he was vastly grateful.
  • The room fairly hummed with productivity, and it echoed in Jonathan's step.
2 informal Be in a state of great activity: the house was humming with preparations for the dance
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  • Three hundred marshalling yards, 2,300 goods sheds and 700 repair depots keep humming with activity all the time.
  • A textile factory in Sri Lanka hums with activity.
  • The headquarters was air conditioned, crowded and humming with activity from early morning until late at night.
be busy, be active, be lively, buzz, bustle, be bustling, be a hive of activity, throb, vibrate, pulsate, pulse
3British informal Smell unpleasant: when the wind drops this stuff really hums
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  • She had unwillingly become immune to the humming stench.
  • One of the staff turned up & was humming; I couldn't have him putting customers off their beer, seeing as I was in charge, so I had no choice but to tell him.
smell, stink, stink to high heaven, reek, have a bad smell, be malodorous
British informal pong


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1A low, steady continuous sound: the hum of insects a low hum of conversation
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  • I could hear the sound of cars in the distance (you know, the low hum of continuous traffic), so I walked towards it.
  • The steady hum of conversation flowed from inside of the cabin.
  • The only sound was the low hum of the lights, everything was quiet.
murmur, murmuring, drone, droning, vibration, purr, purring, buzz, buzzing, whir, whirring, throb, throbbing, thrum, thrumming
literary susurration, susurrus, bombination
1.1An unwanted low-frequency noise in an amplifier caused by variation of electric current, especially the alternating frequency of the mains.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • We did a very extensive mapping of the different primary frequencies of the hum and then its harmonics.
  • The only adjustments he makes are to apply De-Hiss filtering and remove low frequency hum.
  • Stereos don't make any noise, except a very slight electrical hum.


hum and haw (or chiefly North American hem and haw)
British Be indecisive: I was humming and hawing over buying copies
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  • There's been a bunch of legal experts wheeled on to hum and haw about this - perhaps it's good for Michael, because they'd know that kids lie.
  • But when I ask his closest advisers whether the Prime Minister has been persuaded of this, they hum and haw.
  • We, as girls, will hem and haw and analyze every letter of what we say to that ‘chosen ‘guy, and worry about how we're coming off, and just worry in general.
be indecisive, hesitate, dither, vacillate, procrastinate, equivocate, prevaricate, waver, falter, fluctuate;
British  haver;
Scottish  swither
informal shilly-shally, dilly-dally, blow hot and cold, pussyfoot around
archaic or , literary tarry


Oraciones de ejemplo
  • ‘They are all hummable songs,’ Mann explained, ‘but actually learning them is a bit difficult, especially once you have to be dancing and singing at the same time.’
  • The arias selected are eminently familiar and hummable - from Aida, Nabucco, Otello, Rigoletto and Il Trovatore among others - and everyone enjoys themselves hugely.
  • They are forgettable not because they are boring, but because the chorus always hits with such a wave of hummable, nostalgic melody that it overpowers them, every time.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Singer-songwriters, sensitive poets, hummers and strummers, whatever you call them, they are the backbone of any folk festival.
  • Demanding, but charming, the hummers would not be denied.
  • The giddy rush of buying a hummer of an album makes me happy.


Late Middle English: imitative.

Palabras que riman con hum

become, benumb, Brum, bum, chum, crumb, drum, glum, gum, ho-hum, Kara Kum, lum, mum, numb, plum, plumb, Rhum, rhumb, rum, scrum, scum, slum, some, strum, stum, succumb, sum, swum, thrum, thumb, tum, yum-yum
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hum 2 Saltos de línea: hum
Pronunciación: /hʌm/


Used to express hesitation or dissent: ‘Ah, hum, Elsie, isn’t it?’ ‘Hum. How long did you invite her for?’
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  • Hum, wonder who emailed overnight?
  • Hum, wonder if they'll hire an NYC based firm?


Mid 16th century: imitative; related to the verb hum1.

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