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01. He was happily [humming] a tune to himself as he worked.
02. Bees [hummed], and birds sang in the sunny spring air.
03. Even when we were in the forest far from the traffic, we could hear cars [humming] by on the highway.
04. The [hum] of conversation in the room stopped when she entered.
05. The nightclub, usually [humming] with activity, was strangely quiet.
06. There's a loud [hum] coming from the stereo; you'd better unplug it quickly.
07. The office was [humming], and people were hurrying about.
08. The mechanic had my car engine [humming] again within minutes.
09. She didn't know the words to the song, so she just [hummed] along.
10. The meadow was alive with the [hum] of thousands of insects.
11. This city really [hums] with activity during the tourist season.
12. Singer Tom T. Hall once suggested, "Make your melodies simple enough so that the average person can [hum] them."
13. Anna Julia Cooper once observed that one needs occasionally to stand aside from the [hum] and rush of human interests and passions to hear the voices of God.
14. The fridge is making a loud [humming] sound that is starting to drive me crazy.

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  • Hum — may refer to: * Hum (sound), a sound produced with closed lips, or by machinery, insects, or other periodic motion * The Hum, a phenomenon involving a persistent and invasive low frequency noise of unknown origin which occurs in some geographic… …   Wikipedia

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  • hum — /hum/, v., hummed, humming, n., interj. v.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.… …   Universalium

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  • Hum — (h[u^]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Humming}.] [Of imitative origin; cf. G. hummen, D. hommelen. [root]15.] 1. To make a low, prolonged sound, like that of a bee in flight; to drone; to murmur; to buzz; as, a top hums. P.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English