Associations to the word «Hum»
HUM, noun. A hummed tune, i.e. created orally with lips closed.
HUM, noun. An often indistinct sound resembling human humming.
HUM, noun. Busy activity, like the buzz of a beehive.
HUM, noun. (UK) (slang) unpleasant odour.
HUM, noun. (dated) An imposition or hoax; humbug.
HUM, noun. (obsolete) A kind of strong drink.
HUM, verb. (intransitive) To make a sound from the vocal chords without pronouncing any real words, with one's lips closed.
HUM, verb. (transitive) To express by humming.
HUM, verb. (intransitive) To drone like certain insects naturally do in motion, or sounding similarly
HUM, verb. (intransitive) To buzz, be busily active like a beehive
HUM, verb. (intransitive) To produce low sounds which blend continuously
HUM, verb. (British) To reek, smell bad.
HUM, verb. (British) To deceive, or impose on one by some story or device.
HUM, verb. (transitive) (dated) (slang) To flatter by approving; to cajole; to impose on; to humbug.
HUM, interjection. Hmm; an inarticulate sound uttered in a pause of speech implying doubt and deliberation.
HUM AND HA, verb. (UK) Alternative form of hum and haw
HUM AND HAW, verb. (British) (idiomatic) Procrastinate and take a long time before doing something or taking a decision.
HUM, noun. The state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity; "they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers"; "there is a constant hum of military preparation".
HUM, noun. 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.
HUM, noun. A humming noise; "the hum of distant traffic".
HUM, verb. Sing with closed lips; "She hummed a melody".
HUM, verb. Be noisy with activity; "This office is buzzing with activity".
HUM, verb. Sound with a monotonous hum.
HUM, verb. Make a low continuous sound; "The refrigerator is humming".
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.