Origin of humdrum
OTHER WORDS FROM humdrumhumdrumness, noun
How to use humdrum in a sentence
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
Even his signature instrument, Auto-Tune, has become as accepted an ingredient in hip-hop as the drum machine.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One man, straddling a large drum, keeps time as their voices rise in song: “Believe it, people, Ebola can kill.”
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
The hum of earnest or glad voices here contrasted strongly with silence and meditation there.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Roulard had played the trumpet in the regimental band in which Aristide had played the kettle drum.
There a familiar sound met his ears—the roll of a drum followed by an incantation in a quavering, high-pitched voice.
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
"I wonder if 'twas a brass drum, such as has 'Eblubust Unum' printed on't," said Mrs. Slocum.