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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.
SHURE AONIC 50 REVIEW: STUDIO-QUALITY SOUND, BUT NOT REFERENCE-GRADE NOISE-CANCELINGBILLY CADDENJULY 7, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Many so-called "humming tones" are given for practice, but in accepting them observe whether the foregoing principle is obeyed.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
This may be done by taking the humming tone and bringing to bear upon it a strong pressure of energy.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
The m relates it to the nares or humming tone (which is the basis of all resonance in the voice).
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
Like many other Yankee notions, it did not thrive here, and the humming of those bees soon ceased.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
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.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
I was greatly amused with the humming-birds, of which I saw a considerable number of the smallest species.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
At least ten men be sides Gwynne were hovering about Dolly Boutts, like humming-birds about the nectar of a full-blown rose.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Jess went through the room once with ice water, humming, for Violet was better.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
Lamb was humming his "Come to Papa" again as he took another and trailed him eastward this time.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HUMMING

  • babble
  • buzz
  • buzzing
  • drone
  • grumble
  • hum
  • humming
  • mumble
  • murmuration
  • mutter
  • muttering
  • purr
  • rumble
  • rumor
  • sigh
  • sough
  • susurration
  • undertone
  • whisper
  • whispering
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