Need another word that means the same as “hum”? Find 46 synonyms and 30 related words for “hum” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Hum” are: thrum, buzz, seethe, purr, whir, throb, vibrate, murmur, drone, sing, croon, be busy, be active, be lively, bustle, be bustling, be a hive of activity, pulsate, pulse, smell, stink, stink to high heaven, reek, have a bad smell, be malodorous, al faran, harkat-ul-mujahidin, harkat ul-ansar, harkat ul-mujahedeen, hua, movement of holy warriors, humming, busyness, murmuring, droning, vibration, buzzing, whirring, throbbing
Hum as a Noun
Definitions of "Hum" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “hum” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- An unwanted low-frequency noise in an amplifier caused by variation of electric current, especially the alternating frequency of the mains.
- The state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity.
- A humming noise.
- An Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan.
- A low, steady continuous sound.
Synonyms of "Hum" as a noun (21 Words)
|al faran||An Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir’s accession by Pakistan.|
|busyness||The quality of being full of activity.|
They manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers.
|buzz||The sound of a buzzer or telephone.|
A buzz of conversation.
|buzzing||Sound of rapid vibration.|
I remember buzzing in my ears.
|drone||A musical instrument or part of one sounding a continuous note of low pitch in particular also drone pipe a pipe in a bagpipe or also drone string a string in an instrument such as a hurdy gurdy or a sitar.|
A photographer used a drone to take some unconventional photos of the countryside.
|droning||A pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone.|
|harkat ul-ansar||An Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir’s accession by Pakistan.|
|harkat ul-mujahedeen||An Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir’s accession by Pakistan.|
|humming||A humming noise.|
|movement of holy warriors||A general tendency to change (as of opinion.|
|murmur||An abnormal sound of the heart; sometimes a sign of abnormal function of the heart valves.|
A quiet murmur of thanks.
|murmuring||A complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone.|
Murmurings of discontent from the fans.
|purr||A purring sound.|
With a soft purr the car headed out on to the road.
|throb||A deep pulsating type of pain.|
He felt a throbbing in his head.
|throbbing||A deep pulsating type of pain.|
The throbbing of the engines.
|thrum||A thrumming sound.|
He could hear the thrum of a banjo.
|vibration||The act of vibrating.|
I picked up no unusual vibrations as to the envelope s contents.
|whir||A whirring sound.|
The whir of the projector.
|whirring||Sound of something in rapid motion.|
Usage Examples of "Hum" as a noun
- There is a constant hum of military preparation.
- The hum of distant traffic.
- A low hum of conversation.
- The hum of insects.
Hum as a Verb
Definitions of "Hum" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “hum” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Be in a state of great activity.
- Smell unpleasant.
- (of a place) be filled with a low, steady continuous sound.
- Sing with closed lips.
- Make a low, steady continuous sound like that of a bee.
- Be noisy with activity.
- Sound with a monotonous hum.
- Make a low continuous sound.
Synonyms of "Hum" as a verb (25 Words)
|be a hive of activity||Form or compose.|
|be active||Form or compose.|
|be bustling||Be priced at.|
|be busy||Spend or use time.|
|be lively||Spend or use time.|
|be malodorous||Occupy a certain position or area.|
|bustle||(of a place) be full of activity.|
The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance.
|buzz||Call with a buzzer.|
He buzzed the servant.
Goodbye you lovely darling she crooned.
|drone||Speak tediously in a dull monotonous tone.|
He reached for another beer while Jim droned on.
|have a bad smell||Have sex with; archaic use.|
|murmur||Make complaining remarks or noises under one’s breath.|
Now they do not simply murmur against him they quarrel noisily with him.
|pulsate||Move with or as if with a regular alternating motion.|
Blood vessels throb and pulsate.
|pulse||Modulate a wave or beam so that it becomes a series of pulses.|
A knot of muscles at the side of his jaw pulsed.
|purr||Indicate pleasure by purring characteristic of cats.|
A sleek blue BMW purred past him.
|reek||Smell badly and offensively.|
The speeches reeked of anti Semitism.
|seethe||Foam as if boiling.|
The grey ocean seethed.
|sing||Sing in accompaniment to a song or piece of music.|
The nightingale was singing.
This passage smells of plagiarism.
|stink||Be very unpleasant, contemptible, or scandalous.|
He thinks the values of our society stink.
|stink to high heaven||Smell badly and offensively.|
|throb||Beat or sound with a strong, regular rhythm; pulsate steadily.|
The war drums throbbed.
|thrum||Make a continuous rhythmic humming sound.|
Blind men thrum and hum in the soft air.
|vibrate||Feel sudden intense sensation or emotion.|
The cabin started to vibrate.
|whir||(of something rapidly rotating or moving to and fro) make a low, continuous, regular sound.|
The ceiling fans whirred in the smoky air.
Usage Examples of "Hum" as a verb
- The computers hummed.
- When the wind drops this stuff really hums.
- The refrigerator is humming.
- The room hummed with an expectant murmur.
- He hummed softly to himself.
- The house was humming with preparations for the dance.
- She was humming a cheerful tune.
- She hummed a melody.
Associations of "Hum" (30 Words)
|alto||A person with an alto voice.|
Alto clarinet or recorder.
|anthem||A song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation.|
The song became the anthem for hippy activists.
|aria||An elaborate song for solo voice.|
|buzz||Call with a buzzer.|
He buzzed the stewardesses every five minutes.
|cantata||A medium-length narrative piece of music for voices with instrumental accompaniment, typically with solos, chorus, and orchestra.|
|choir||Sing in a choir.|
His famous Spem in alium for eight five part choirs.
|choral||A stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune.|
A choral scholar.
|chorus||A section of text spoken by the chorus in drama.|
The orchestra lacked polish and the chorus were inclined to rush ahead regardless.
|concert||Arrange (something) by mutual agreement or coordination.|
They found direct evidence of concert of action.
|contralto||A woman singer having a contralto voice.|
She sang in a high contralto.
|croon||Say in a soft, low voice.|
The female vocalist crooned smoky blues into the microphone.
|descant||Sing in descant.|
I hear the wood thrush piping one mellow descant more.
|ensemble||The coordination between performers executing an ensemble passage.|
Cherubini s numbers with solos and ensembles intermingled have a freedom and originality.
|euphony||The quality of being pleasing to the ear.|
The poet put euphony before mere factuality.
|hymn||Praise by singing a hymn.|
The joys of domesticity were being hymned in magazines.
|lullaby||A quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep.|
She lullabied us, she fed us.
The group was madrigaling beautifully.
|melody||A sequence of single notes that is musically satisfying; a tune.|
Her great gift was for melody.
|music||The score or scores of a musical composition or compositions.|
The background music of softly lapping water.
|orchestra||The part of a theatre where the orchestra plays typically in front of the stage and on a lower level.|
|philharmonic||Composing or characteristic of an orchestral group.|
The most philharmonic ear is at times deeply affected by a simple air.
|rehearsal||A practice or trial performance of a play or other work for later public performance.|
He missed too many rehearsals.
|sing||An act or spell of singing.|
The kettle was singing.
|singing||The act of singing vocal music.|
The cries of laughter from children are a pleasant counterpoint to the singing of blackbirds.
|soloist||A musician or singer who performs a solo.|
He appears as a concerto soloist with all the great British orchestras.
|song||A musical composition suggestive of a song.|
The wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead.
|soprano||A female or boy singer with a soprano voice.|
A good soprano voice.
|symphony||A long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra.|
We heard the Vienna symphony.
|tune||Adjust the pitches of (musical instruments.|
The clarinet was out of tune.
|whistle||The act of signalling e g summoning by whistling or blowing a whistle.|
She whistled for her maid.