To hum is to make a low, rhythmic noise with your throat. You might hum a song to yourself or hum a word that you know.

  • She hummed a happy tune as she walked down the street.

  • He hummed a song to himself as he worked on his car.

Definition of hummed


To make a sound from the vocal chords without pronouncing any real words, with one's lips closed.


To express by humming.


To drone like certain insects naturally do in motion, or sounding similarly


To buzz, be busily active like a beehive


To produce low sounds which blend continuously


To reek, smell bad.


To flatter by approving; to cajole; to deceive or impose upon; to humbug.

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Example Sentences for hummed

  • 1

    She hums a song in the kitchen.

  • 2

    The Bullfrog hops offstage and Ugly begins to hum the song to himself.

  • 3

    The hum is recorded as unchanging.

  • 4

    He breaks the quietude by humming.

  • 5

    It's a pretty irritating and inconstant crackly hum.

  • 6

    On auscultation, a venous hum may be heard.

  • 7

    Dissolute bluebottles hum vacuously in the fruity air.

  • 8

    The automaton hummed with what could be interpreted as a snicker.

  • 9

    He pushed in the key and the car made a soft hum.

  • 10

    The audience could hum along with the music and identify with the characters.