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humdrum

[ huhm-druhm ]
/ ˈhʌmˌdrʌm /
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adjective
lacking variety; boring; dull: a humdrum existence.
noun
humdrum character or routine; monotony.
monotonous or tedious talk.
Archaic. a dull, boring person.
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Origin of humdrum

1545–55; earlier humtrum, rhyming compound based on hum

OTHER WORDS FROM humdrum

humdrumness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for humdrum

humdrum
/ (ˈhʌmˌdrʌm) /

adjective
ordinary; dull
noun
a monotonous routine, task, or person

Derived forms of humdrum

humdrumness, noun

Word Origin for humdrum

C16: rhyming compound, probably based on hum
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