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Definition of the onomatopoeic word ‘hum’.

Hum
Pronunciation:
\ˈhəm\
Function:
verb
Inflected Form(s):
hummed; hum·ming
Etymology:
Middle English hummen; akin to Middle High German hummen to hum, Middle Dutch hommel bumblebee
Date:
14th century
intransitive verb
1 a: to utter a sound like that of the speech sound \m\ prolonged b: to make the natural noise of an insect in motion or a similar sound :  c: to give forth a low continuous blend of sound
2 a: to be busily active <the museum hummed with visitors> b: to run smoothly <the business started to hum>transitive verb
1: to sing with the lips closed and without articulation
2: to affect or express by humming <hummed his displeasure>
hum noun
hum·ma·ble \ˈhə-mə-bəl\ adjective


hum. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
Retrieved May 15, 2008, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hum
 
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