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Drone meaning

drone - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. make a monotonous low dull sound; " The harmonium was droning on"
  2. 2. The male of bees, esp. of the honeybee. It gathers no honey. See Honeybee.
  3. 3. One who lives on the labors of others; a lazy, idle fellow; a sluggard.
  4. 4. That which gives out a grave or monotonous tone or dull sound; as: ( a) A drum. [ Obs.] Halliwell. ( b) The part of the bagpipe containing the two lowest tubes, which always sound the key note and the fifth.
  5. 5. A humming or deep murmuring sound.
  6. 6. A monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition.
  7. 7. To utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound.
  8. 8. To love in idleness; to do nothing.
  9. 9. The male bee; an idle fellow.
  10. 10. To make a deep humming sound.

drone - examples of usage

  1. The early afternoon was warm, a westerly breeze deadened the sound of the distant bombardment to an unheeded drone, and a holy peace settled over the place. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. The monotonous orders of the police rose above the loud drone of the angry crowd. - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
  3. Only the steady drone of the falling rain broke the chilling silence. - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
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