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" [syn: busyness]
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 [syn: Harkat-ul-Mujahidin, Harkat ul-Ansar, HUA, Harkat ul-Mujahedeen, Al Faran, Movement of Holy Warriors]
3 a humming noise; "the hum of distant traffic" [syn: humming]
1 sing with closed lips; "She hummed a melody"
3 sound with a monotonous hum [syn: thrum]
- Rhymes: -ʌm
tune created orally with lips closed
- Finnish: hyminä
- Russian: жужжание
indistinct sound resembling that produced by humming
- Finnish: humina, hurina, surina, hyrinä, pörinä, porina
- Russian: жужжание
- ttbc Hebrew:
- To make a sound from the vocal chords without pronouncing any real words, with one's lips closed.
- To smell bad.
- To deceive, or impose on one by some story or device.
to make sound with lips closed
- Dutch: neuriën
- Finnish: hymistä
- French: fredonner
- Russian: жужжать
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, Croatia, known as the smallest town in the world
- Hum (film), a 1991 Bollywood film starring Amitabh Bachchan
- 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
hum in French: Hum
hum in Italian: HUM
hum in Japanese: ハム (曖昧さ回避)
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