Definition of humdrum in English:


Syllabification: hum·drum
Pronunciation: /ˈhəmˌdrəm



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  • Dullness; monotony: an escape from the humdrum of his life
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    • Perhaps what also appeals to us is the ability to escape the humdrum, routine, everyday boredom and frustration just by murmuring a spell.
    • When Canadians are on the road, an astounding 86 per cent choose to listen to music to beat the highway humdrum.
    • Oftentimes, Drew just couldn't be bothered with the daily humdrum of people buzzing along in her life, (like a hive of visionless bees).


mid 16th century: probably a reduplication of hum1.

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