humming humming  /ˈhə mɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
  2. (n) 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
  3. (n) a humming noise
  4. (v) sing with closed lips
  5. (v) be noisy with activity
  6. (v) sound with a monotonous hum
  7. (v) make a low continuous sound
  8. (n) a humming noise
  9. (n) the act of singing with closed lips

Usage(s):

  1. The sound waves produced by humming are far more effective than the low volume would indicate.
  2. A humming social network, community sing-along, instant-messaging hub, mobile-launched pub-crawls and numbers-crunching by committee.
  3. The hand of a young man whose shoe soles walked the sands and streets of the Jersey Shore, humming, dreaming, hiding.

News

  1. Donations, grants fund new Sunshine Industries building

    SWEET HOME — A project that seemed nearly impossible a few years ago is now humming with activity, as a 7,800-square-foot building that will house the Sunshine Industries work center for adults with disabilities takes shape on Clark Mill Road.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albany Democrat-Herald

  2. Real Estate: All The Same

    Real Estate is a New Jersey-based band that formed in 2008. Their big thing is cyclical riffs, which you can really hear in "All The Same." I heard this song almost a year ago and it stuck with me, but I had no idea what it was. It would surface in my head every once and awhile and I would call my voicemail and record myself humming it or make a video on my computer. I also hummed it to anyone ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

  3. MTW’s ‘Spamalot’ a happy, zany show

    What keeps bringing Billy Sprague Jr. back to “Monty Python’s Spamalot” is that it’s such an “absurdly happy show” that leaves audiences literally singing and humming their way out of the theater night after night.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Wichita Eagle

Quotes

  1. "These are just two of the many clean-energy investments in the Recovery Act. Already, I've seen the payoff from these investments. I've seen once-shuttered factories humming with new workers who are building solar panels and wind turbines; rolling...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Business & Finance (blog)

  2. "There are certain songs that you just go in humming. It was one of those," Dolenz said of "Daydream Believer," which also was Stewart's best-known recording.
    on Jan 20, 2008 By: Micky Dolenz Source: FOXNews

  3. "Capital money can be spent to make investments that create jobs, that create order for US Steel, lumber, concrete, all of the manufacturing that is important to keeping our economy humming," Rendell said. "It's one of the ways that we've...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Ed Rendell Source: Washington Observer Reporter

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