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v. hummed, hum·ming, hums
a. To emit a continuous low droning sound like that of the speech sound (m) when prolonged.
b. To emit the continuous droning sound of a bee on the wing; buzz.
c. To give forth a low continuous drone blended of many sounds: The avenue hummed with traffic.
2. To be in a state of busy activity.
3. To produce a tune without opening the lips or forming words.
1. To sing (a tune) without opening the lips or forming words.
2. Baseball To throw or pitch (a ball) very fast.
1. The sound produced by humming.
2. The act of humming.
Used to indicate hesitation, surprise, or displeasure.
[Middle English hummen, of imitative origin.]
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the act of singing with closed lips
(of a sound) low and continuous
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|Noun||1.||humming - a humming noise; "the hum of distant traffic"|
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
|2.||humming - the act of singing with closed lips|
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B. CPD humming top N → trompa f
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humming[ˈhʌmɪŋ] n [tune] → fredonnement m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (of insect, person) → Summen nt; (of traffic) → Brausen nt; (of engine, electric tool, radio, top etc) → Brummen nt; (of small machine, camera etc) → Surren nt; (of voices) → Murmeln nt, → Gemurmel nt
n → Kolibri m
n → Brummkreisel m
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