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Meaning of HUMMING

Pronunciation:  'huming

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of singing with closed lips
  2. [n]  a humming noise; "the hum of distant traffic"

HUMMING is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hum
 See Also: noise, singing, vocalizing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hum"ming\, a.
    Emitting a murmuring sound; droning; murmuring; buzzing.
  2. \Hum"ming\, n.
    A sound like that made by bees; a low, murmuring sound; a
    {Hummingale}, lively or strong ale. --Dryden.
    {Humming bird} (Zo["o]l.), any bird of the family
       {Trochilid[ae]}, of which over one hundred genera are
       known, including about four hundred species. They are
       found only in America and are most abundant in the
       tropics. They are mostly of very small size, and are not
       for their very brilliant colors and peculiar habit of
       hovering about flowers while vibrating their wings very
       rapidly with a humming noise. They feed both upon the
       nectar of flowers and upon small insects. The common
       humming bird or ruby-throat of the Eastern United States
       is {Trochilus culubris}. Several other species are found
       in the Western United States. See {Calliope}, and
    {Humming-bird moth} (Zo["o]l.), a hawk moth. See {Hawk moth},
       under {Hawk}, the bird.
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