(Hul*lo") interj. See Hollo.

(Hull"y) a. Having or containing hulls.

(Hu"lo*ist) n. See Hyloist.

(Hu"lo*the*ism) n. See Hylotheism.

(Hul"ver) n. [OE. hulfere; prob. akin to E. holly.] Holly, an evergreen shrub or tree.

(Hum) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hummed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Humming ] [Of imitative origin; cf. G. hummen, D. hommelen. &radic15.]

1. To make a low, prolonged sound, like that of a bee in flight; to drone; to murmur; to buzz; as, a top hums. P. Fletcher.

Still humming on, their drowsy course they keep.

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.

The cloudy messenger turns me his back,
And hums.

3. [Cf. Hum, interj.] 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.

Here the spectators hummed.
Trial of the Regicides.

Formerly the habit of audiences was to express gratification by humming and displeasure by hissing.

5. To have the sensation of a humming noise; as, my head hums, — a pathological condition.

(Hum), v. t.

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. [Colloq. & Low]

(Hum), n.

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.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums.

2. Any inarticulate and buzzing sound; as: (a) The confused noise of a crowd or of machinery, etc., heard at a distance; as, the hum of industry.

But 'midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men.

(b) A buzz or murmur, as of approbation. Macaulay.

3. An imposition or hoax.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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