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synonyms for hum

  • croon
  • moan
  • mumble
  • murmur
  • purr
  • sing
  • strum
  • throb
  • trill
  • warble
  • whisper
  • bombilate
  • bombinate
  • bum
  • bumble
  • drone
  • rustle
  • sound
  • thrum
  • whir
  • zoom
  • sing low
See also synonyms for: hummed / humming
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What once seemed so rare and arcane has now become a sad hum in the background — the contrails of an administration that the country may take a generation to shake.
GHOSTS OF OUR UNSETTLED PASTROBIN GIVHANJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Over the past four years, there has been a constant, low-level hum of rumors about the status of Apple’s automotive ambitions, with a major partnership announcement always supposedly just months or weeks away.
IS APPLE TEAMING UP WITH HYUNDAI ON A SELF-DRIVING, ELECTRIC CAR? DON’T BET ON ITJEREMY KAHNJANUARY 8, 2021FORTUNE
Think about the general din of being inside an airplane or hum of an air conditioning unit, with active noise cancellation all that disappears.
BEST WIRELESS HEADPHONES: FIVE THINGS TO CONSIDERCARSEN JOENKNOVEMBER 25, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Those in charge of maintenance should have their tasks made easier by Health and Usage Monitoring Systems, or HUMS.
FRANCE’S NEW MILITARY TRUCKS CAN FORM A CONVOY WITH JUST ONE DRIVERCHRISTINA MACKENZIEOCTOBER 19, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
The hum is generated by the rapid jitters of particles that make up the hot object.
A NEW THERMOMETER MEASURES TEMPERATURE WITH SOUNDMARIA TEMMINGOCTOBER 2, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The hum of earnest or glad voices here contrasted strongly with silence and meditation there.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
The girl began to hum, as she powdered her nose with a white glove, lying in a powder box.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
She fell to her task again, only now she began to hum softly, thus shutting me off entirely.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
In a moment Skipper Worse was wide awake, and began to hum, as she moved her fingers along the lines.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
Matt listened to the steady hum of the Comet's twin cylinders with an exultation he could not conceal.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HUM

  • bestir
  • dash
  • dust
  • flit
  • flutter
  • fuss
  • hasten
  • hum
  • hurry
  • hustle
  • run
  • rush
  • scamper
  • scramble
  • scurry
  • scuttle
  • stir
  • tear
  • whirl
  • whisk
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