• A hummed tune, i.e. created orally with lips closed.
  • An often indistinct sound resembling human humming.
  • Busy activity, like the buzz of a beehive.
  • unpleasant odour.
  • An imposition or hoax; humbug.
  • A kind of strong drink.
  • A phenomenon, or collection of phenomena, involving widespread reports of a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming, rumbling, or droning noise not audible to all people.


  • To make a sound from the vocal chords without pronouncing any real words, with one's lips closed.
  • To express by humming.
  • To drone like certain insects naturally do in motion, or sounding similarly
  • To buzz, be busily active like a beehive
  • To produce low sounds which blend continuously
  • To reek, smell bad.
  • To flatter by approving; to cajole; to deceive or impose upon; to humbug.


  • Synonym of hmm:
  • Synonym of um:


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  • From Middle English hummen; akin to Dutch hommelen, dialectal Dutch hommen, Middle High German hummen, probably ultimately of imitative origin.

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