She spoke over the afternoon hum of Serendipity, the famous Upper East Side ice-cream parlor.
DE, from the French, means "of" as in "from;" DO, like the deer, is the first tone you hum.
From the site, one can hear the hum of traffic and see cars passing on the street.
I tracked down Gladwell on his cellphone, amid the hum of coffeehouse chatter, and outlined my thesis.
There is no hum of electricity, cars driving by, it's pure silence, which is almost frightening.
With which he began to hum “The King shall have his own again.”
Her back stood up, and her bones they were bare; he, haw, hum!
Archie used sometimes to be weary of the hum of voices and the unvaried routine of the lessons; but Lilias never was.
The hum of bees and the song of birds he had known in his boyhood thrilled his heart.
Above him he could now hear the hum of his machine, and he saw it sweep overhead quite low down.
late 14c., hommen "make a murmuring sound to cover embarrassment," later hummen "to buzz, drone" (early 15c.), probably of imitative origin. Sense of "sing with closed lips" is first attested late 15c.; that of "be busy and active" is 1884, perhaps on analogy of a beehive. Related: Hummed; humming. Humming-bird (1630s) so called from sound made by the rapid vibration of its wings.
There is a curious bird to see to, called a humming bird, no bigger then a great Beetle. [Thomas Morton, "New English Canaan," 1637]
mid-15c., from hum (v.).
A low, continuous murmur blended of many sounds.