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  Dictionary Definition of hum

hum [1]
verb, hummed, humming, noun, interjection

-- verb (i)
1. to make a low, continuous, droning sound.
2. to give forth an indistinct sound of mingled voices or noises.
3. to utter an indistinct sound in hesitation, embarrassment, dissatisfaction, etc.; hem.
4. to sing with closed lips, without articulating words.
5. Colloquial to be in a state of busy activity: to make things hum.
6. Colloquial to smell strongly, especially disagreeably.
-- verb (t)
7. to sound, sing, or utter by humming.
8. to bring, put, etc., by humming: to hum a child to sleep.
-- noun
9. the act or sound of humming; an inarticulate or indistinct murmur; a hem.
-- interjection
10. (an inarticulate sound uttered in hesitation, dissatisfaction, etc.)
[ME humme, c. G hummen hum; imitative. Cf. HUMBLEBEE ]