Sinhala Dictionary definitions for hum

hum 🔊 /hʌˈm/

hum : මුමුව

hum : මුමුණනවා

hum : ගුමනවා

hum : ගුමුව

hum : සිහින් හඬ නඟනවා

hum : ගුමුගුමුව

hum definition

Intransitive verb.

  1. To make a low, prolonged sound, like that of a bee in flight; to drone; to murmur; to buzz; as, a top hums.
  2. To make a nasal sound, like that of the letter m prolonged, without opening the mouth, or articulating; to mumble in monotonous undertone; to drone.
  3. To make an inarticulate sound, like h'm, through the nose in the process of speaking, from embarrassment or a affectation; to hem.
  4. To express satisfaction by a humming noise.
  5. To have the sensation of a humming noise; as, my head hums, -- a pathological condition.

Transitive verb.

  1. To sing with shut mouth; to murmur without articulation; to mumble; as, to hum a tune.
  2. To express satisfaction with by humming.
  3. To flatter by approving; to cajole; to impose on; to humbug.


  1. A low monotonous noise, as of bees in flight, of a swiftly revolving top, of a wheel, or the like; a drone; a buzz.
  2. Any inarticulate and buzzing sound
  3. The confused noise of a crowd or of machinery, etc., heard at a distance; as, the hum of industry.
  4. A buzz or murmur, as of approbation.
  5. An imposition or hoax.


  1. An inarticulate nasal sound or murmur, like h'm, uttered by a speaker in pause from embarrassment, affectation, etc.
  2. A kind of strong drink formerly used.
  3. Ahem; hem; an inarticulate sound uttered in a pause of speech implying doubt and deliberation.