(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.
Still humming on, their drowsy course they keep.Pope.
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,Shak.
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]
1. A low monotonous noise, as of bees in flight, of a swiftly revolving top, of a wheel, or the like; a drone; a
The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums.Shak.
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.Byron.
(b) A buzz or murmur, as of approbation. Macaulay.
3. An imposition or hoax.