Origin of hum
OTHER WORDS FROM humun·der·hum, noun
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How to use hum in a sentence
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.
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 it|Jeremy Kahn|January 8, 2021|Fortune
Think about the general din of being inside an airplane or hum of an air conditioning unit, with active noise cancellation all that disappears.
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 driver|Christina Mackenzie|October 19, 2020|Popular-Science
The hum is generated by the rapid jitters of particles that make up the hot object.
There was Carol White, a ho-hum homemaker who finds herself besieged by multiple chemical sensitivity in Safe.
Lily Allen explained away the poor sales and ho-hum critical reception to Sheezus by…basically blaming other people.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His New York accent slices through the incessant hum of voices.The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con|Sujay Kumar|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was no shelling this time, but there was the hum of watchful drones.
The summer of music may have started with a ho-hum and largely stayed there.Can Jessie J’s ‘Bang Bang’ Save Us From This Awful Musical Summer?|Kevin Fallon|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The hum of earnest or glad voices here contrasted strongly with silence and meditation there.Glances at Europe|Horace 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 Father|C. N. Williamson
She fell to her task again, only now she began to hum softly, thus shutting me off entirely.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
In a moment Skipper Worse was wide awake, and began to hum, as she moved her fingers along the lines.Skipper Worse|Alexander 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" Run|Stanley R. Matthews