Nearby words

  1. hulloo,
  2. hully gully,
  3. hulme,
  4. hulse,
  5. huly,
  6. hum tone,
  7. hum-drum,
  8. humacao,
  9. human,
  10. human antihemophilic factor

Origin of hum

1300–50; Middle English; ultimately imitative; cognate with German hummen to hum; cf. humblebee

SYNONYMS FOR hum
Related formsun·der·hum, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hums

Hums

/ (hʊms) /

noun

a variant of Homs

hum

/ (hʌm) /

verb hums, humming or hummed

noun

interjection, noun

an indistinct sound of hesitation, embarrassment, etc; hem
Derived Formshummer, noun

Word Origin for hum

C14: of imitative origin; compare Dutch hommelen, Old High German humbal bumblebee

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Word Origin and History for hums
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Medicine definitions for hums

hum

[ hŭm ]

n.

A low, continuous murmur blended of many sounds.

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