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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 locations.
  • Hum (band), a U.S. space-rock band
  • Hum, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Hum, Croatia, known as the smallest town in the world
  • Hum (hill), Laško, the most prominent peak of Laško region
  • Hum, Serbia
  • Hum (film), a 1991 Bollywood film starring Amitabh Bachchan, the word Hum meaning 'We' in Hindi.
  • Mains hum, an electric or electromagnetic phenomenon that causes a low frequency (50 or 60 Hz) audible signal
  • Hum Mountain, a mountain in Serbia
  • Land of Hum, an English translation of the Zahumlje region of modern Herzegovina
  • Hum, a possible transliteration of the sixth syllable in Buddhist "Six syllable mantra" Om mani padme hum
  • Hum., an abbreviation for Humanities
  • HUM, Harakat ul-Mujahidin, an Islamic militant group based in Pakistan
  • Short for names such as Humbert (though Bert is more common)
  • HUM, the FAA LID for the Houma-Terrebonne Airport

Hum may refer to:

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Arts and entertainment

Language

  • Land of Hum, an English translation of the Zahumlje region of modern Herzegovina
  • Hum, a possible transliteration of the sixth syllable in Buddhist "Six syllable mantra" Om mani padme hum

Location and geography

  • Hum, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Hum, Croatia, known as the smallest town in the world
  • Hum (hill), Laško, the most prominent peak of Laško region
  • Hum (Pešter), a mountain in Serbia
  • Hum (Niš), a village in Serbia

Science

  • Hum (sound), a sound produced with closed lips, or by 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 locations.
  • Mains hum, an electric or electromagnetic phenomenon that causes a low frequency (50 or 60 Hz) audible signal


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Etymology

From Old English hommen "make a murmuring sound to cover embarrassment," later (medieval English) hummen "to buzz, drone" (c.1420); akin to (medieval and modern) Dutch hommel 'humblebee', medieval German hummen 'to hum', probably ultimately of imitative origin

Noun

Singular
hum

Plural
hums

hum (plural hums)

  1. A hummed tune, i.e. created orally with lips closed.
  2. An often indistinct sound resembling human humming.
  3. Busy activity, like a beehive's buzz

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to hum

Third person singular
hums

Simple past
hummed

Past participle
hummed

Present participle
humming

to hum (third-person singular simple present hums, present participle humming, simple past and past participle hummed)

  1. (intransitive) To make a sound from the vocal chords without pronouncing any real words, with one's lips closed.
    We are humming happily along with the music.
  2. (transitive) To express of affect by humming
    The hazers ominously hummed "We shall overcome" while they paddled the unruly pledges
  3. (intransitive) To drone like certain insects naturally do in motion, or sounding similarly
  4. (intransitive) To buzz, be busily active like a beehive
  5. (intransitive) To produce a low sounds blend continuously
  6. (British) To reek, smell bad.
  7. (British) To deceive, or impose on one by some story or device.

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  • Anagrams of hmu
  • MUH

Dutch

Etymology 1

jocular abbreviation of humeur (cfr.)

Noun

hum n. (plural hummen, diminutive hummetje, diminutive plural hummetjes)

  1. (good) mood

Etymology 2

onomatopoeia

Alternative forms

Interjection

hum!

  1. uttering to attract attention, without literal meaning







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