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Meaning & Definition of Hum in English

English

Hum

/həm/

noun

1. The state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity

  • "They manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers"
  • "There is a constant hum of military preparation"
    synonym:
  • busyness
  • ,
  • hum

2. 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
    synonym:
  • Harkat-ul-Mujahidin
  • ,
  • HUM
  • ,
  • Harkat ul-Ansar
  • ,
  • HUA
  • ,
  • Harkat ul-Mujahedeen
  • ,
  • Al Faran
  • ,
  • Movement of Holy Warriors

3. A humming noise

  • "The hum of distant traffic"
    synonym:
  • hum
  • ,
  • humming

verb

1. Sing with closed lips

  • "She hummed a melody"
    synonym:
  • hum

2. Be noisy with activity

  • "This office is buzzing with activity"
    synonym:
  • hum
  • ,
  • buzz
  • ,
  • seethe

3. Sound with a monotonous hum

    synonym:
  • hum
  • ,
  • thrum

4. Make a low continuous sound

  • "The refrigerator is humming"
    synonym:
  • hum

Examples of using

A melody is not merely something you can hum.