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hum 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Exclamation
/həm/,
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hummed, past tense; hummed, past participle; humming, present participle; hums, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Used to express hesitation or dissent
    • - “Ah, hum, Elaine, isn't it?”
Verb
  1. Make a low, steady continuous sound like that of a bee
    • - the computers hummed
  2. Sing with closed lips
    • - he hummed softly to himself
    • - she was humming a cheerful tune
  3. (of a place) Be filled with a low, steady continuous sound
    • - the room hummed with an expectant murmur
  4. Be in a state of great activity
    • - the repair shops are humming as the tradesmen set about their various tasks
  5. Smell unpleasant
    • - when the wind drops this stuff really hums
Noun
  1. A low, steady, continuous sound
    • - the hum of insects
    • - a low hum of conversation
  2. An unwanted low-frequency noise in an amplifier caused by variation of electric current, esp. the alternating frequency of the power lines


  1. sing with closed lips; "She hummed a melody"
  2. busyness: 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"
  3. Harkat-ul-Mujahidin: 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
  4. be noisy with activity; "This office is buzzing with activity"
  5. a humming noise; "the hum of distant traffic"
  6. sound with a monotonous hum
  7. Hum is an alternative rock band from Champaign, Illinois. They have not been consistently active as a recording or touring group since 2000.
  8. Highly unusual methods (also HUM) is a class of contract bridge bidding systems defined by the World Bridge Federation. Usually these are artificial systems that require advance preparation to contend with, and are restricted to the highest levels of tournament play in most locations. ...
  9. Hum (Hindi:हम; English: We/Us) is a 1991 Bollywood film directed by Mukul S. Anand. It stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Govinda, Kimi Katkar, Shilpa Shirodkar, Deepa Sahi and Danny Denzongpa. ...
  10. Hum (Foča) is a village in the municipality of Foča, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  11. Hum (Serbian Cyrillic: Хум) is a mountain in southwest Serbia, near the town of Tutin. Its highest peak, Gradina, has an altitude of 1502 metres above sea level. With nearby Jarut, it forms the southern edge of the Pešter plateau.
  12. A hum is a sound made by humming a wordless tone with the mouth completely closed, forcing the sound to emerge from the nose. To hum is to produce such a sound, most often with a melody. It is difficult to hum with your nose pinched closed for more than a few seconds. ...
  13. A hummed tune, i.e. created orally with lips closed; An often indistinct sound resembling human humming; Busy activity, like a beehive's buzz; To make a sound from the vocal chords without pronouncing any real words, with one's lips closed; To express of affect by humming; To drone like ...
  14. (humming) the most common audio communication between alpacas; a melodic, purring sound that indicates nervous attention, as a mom calling to her cria, or an adult separted from the herd.
  15. (Humming) The sounds that llamas make when they are tired, stressed, hot, uncomfortable, curious or concerned. There are different types of hums for different causes.
  16. (HUMMING) lacking the ability to articulate the voice of God
  17. (Humming) (v) Coming at someone.
  18. (Humming) As a Modality to Transform Resonance, humming vibrates the voice box from where sound is transmitted to the cervical bones in the neck. Bones conduct the vibration throughout the body, and particularly through the skull bones to the brain, which is recharged by coherent sounds. ...
  19. Audio electronic noise that has a steady low frequency pitch.
  20. Electrical disturbance at the power supply frequency or harmonics thereof.
  21. A term used to describe an unwanted induction of mains frequency.
  22. Background noise caused by mains voltage interference.
  23. The lowest of the five low partials of a bell.
  24. Sacred mantra. Many meanings are attached to Hum, in accordance with the context or use. It is found as the last part of the most famous mantra in Buddhism, the six syllabled Om mani padme hum, which in Tibetan is spelled "Om Mani Peme Hung [or Hum]". You may use it for mind purification. ...
  25. (Sanskrit) Hum, Hūm A mystical syllable used as an interjection or exclamation in sentences in sacred texts such as mantras, closely akin to and virtually identic with the sacred syllables Om and Aum. ...