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ho-hum

Syllabification: ho-hum
Pronunciation: /ˌhōˈhəm
 
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Definition of ho-hum in English:

exclamation

Used to express boredom or resignation.
Example sentences
  • Now I don't need those sights in my head as I prepare to return to work… ho-hum.
  • But ho-hum, they can't include everything, and it didn't really bother me.
  • If your ho-ho has become ho-hum, try something new this year - with a little imagination, you can always reinvent a reason for the season.

adjective

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Boring: a ho-hum script
More example sentences
  • When we were kids, dinosaurs were ho-hum, like a lot of very old things, but in the last 10 or 20 years there has been a real upsurge in interest.
  • Short-but-sweet is better than drawn-out and ho-hum.
  • Maybe this is not surprising as the hacks focus on the main game - the federal election this year - and the fact that state politics have become so predictable and ho-hum.

Origin

1920s: imitative of a yawn.

Words that rhyme with ho-hum

become, benumb, Brum, bum, chum, come, crumb, cum, drum, dumb, glum, gum, 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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