What is another word for hums?

Pronunciation: [hˈʌmz] (IPA)

Hums are those low, continuous sounds that are pleasing to the ear. A synonym for hums could be murmurs, which refers to those soft, indistinct sounds that are often hard to hear. Another synonym for hums is buzzes, which refers to those low, vibrating sounds that resemble the sound of bees buzzing. Another synonym for hums is drone, which is a monotone, low-pitched sound that can be heard for miles. Lastly, vibrations could also be considered a synonym for hums, which are those kinds of sounds that are felt more than they are heard.

What are the hypernyms for Hums?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Hums

Yoneh walks round and hums in his beard; it is a habit of his to sing after evening prayer, because then he is hungry and says frequently: "Well, Mir'l!"
"Stories and Pictures"
Isaac Loeb Peretz
You have a long walk back, and I guess, Lupus, that your head already hums from the blow that Briton gave it.
"Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion"
G. A. Henty
We rise at five or sooner: while my Husband combs his Hair, he commonly hums or sings some Psalm or Hymn, versing it, maybe, as he goes on.
"Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary"
Anne Manning

Famous quotes with Hums

  • "The trouble is, Richard, that you always think you can alter people. You say, Oh, yes, he's a little weak and I can't stand the way he hums to himself when he's shaving but when we live together I'll change that, we'll grow together, but you never do. All that happens is that the little things are symptomatic of bigger things and they become more and more important."
    Christopher Wood (writer)
  • They think how one life hums, revolves and toils, One cog in a golden singing hive...
    Stephen Spender
  • In waking, eating, working, dreaming, sleeping, Serving, meditating, chanting, divinely loving, My soul constantly hums, unheard by any; God, God, God!
    Paramahansa Yogananda
  • Our footsteps echo against the concrete floor. The steel roof hums with rain. And she says, 'Don't you feel, somehow, buried in history?'
    Chuck Palahniuk

Related words: humming songs, male hummingbird, woman humming, hummingbird migration, what does hum mean, sound of hummingbirds

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