Venous hum
Hum 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. [1913 Webster]

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

But 'midst the crowd, the hum, the shock of men. --Byron. (b) A buzz or murmur, as of approbation. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. An imposition or hoax. [1913 Webster]

4. [Cf. {Hem}, interj.] An inarticulate nasal sound or murmur, like h'm, uttered by a speaker in pause from embarrassment, affectation, etc. [1913 Webster]

These shrugs, these hums and ha's. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. [Perh. so called because strongly intoxicating.] A kind of strong drink formerly used. [Obs.] --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

{Venous hum}. See under {Venous}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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