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adjective as in lively

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With the exhaust humming, the tunes cranked up, and the top tucked down, the 765LT Spider fulfills the track-tuned supercar promise without making you feel like you’re being punished for the indulgence.

It’s also quiet, so you won’t be bothered by the constant humming of a machine.

Even at its maximum level, I could still hear muffled but very present versions of an AC humming or the traffic noises of a mildly busy New York City street.

It starts off like any other Lana tune, replete with minor chords and humming, distorted vocals.

If the recovery gets genuinely humming, we could start seeing months between 300,000 and 400,000 next year.

I hear him humming—a long, flat note, more electric than musical.

He was like some comedic humming bird, flitting from Megan Mullally to Eric McCormack to Debra Messing.

Expect to leave the tribute happily humming the haunting notes of “Alfie” and not minding any raindrops falling on your head.

Many so-called "humming tones" are given for practice, but in accepting them observe whether the foregoing principle is obeyed.

This may be done by taking the humming tone and bringing to bear upon it a strong pressure of energy.

The m relates it to the nares or humming tone (which is the basis of all resonance in the voice).

Like many other Yankee notions, it did not thrive here, and the humming of those bees soon ceased.

About an hour after resuming their walk, the major went off in hot pursuit of an enormous bee, which he saw humming round a bush.


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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to humming, such as: brisk, bustling, busy, buzzing, and hopping.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.