In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
intransitive verbhummed, humming
1(person) (con la boca cerrada) tararear(bee) zumbar(spinning top/wire) zumbar
- After a while he stopped humming and began to sing to himself softly.
- Steve Gigl has what it takes to keep our computers humming here at Blogger General.
- Close your eyes, stick your fingers in your ears and hum loudly.
- The heartbeat sound hummed in the air once again.
- John followed and reached behind to close the door but it was already closing, the sound of small hydraulics humming to his right.
- We were in the small, dingy office, paint peeling off the walls and the ancient computer monotonously humming.
- He looked behind him, at the computer, which hummed quietly to itself.
- There was a door at the top of the stairs and I picked up my pace, hearing the soft sound of William humming to himself, waiting for me to arrive.
- A long peaceful silence followed, the distant sounds of car engines humming and people chattering were the only thing audible.
- She had gotten used to the sound of the engines humming beneath her and noticed that they were not on anymore.
- There was a far away muted sound like humming near him.
- Chizuru ended up staring straight at the ceiling of her room, the gentle purr of the air-conditioner humming inside her ears.
- A solid wooden floor supports an enormous desk and the latest model PC computer hums quietly, awaiting instruction.
- No matter how tightly I cover my ears and hum into my pillow, it's too late to get the sound out of my head.
- She started humming softly and gained in volume until she started singing.
- I turned around to Trent, who was still turned around, with his fingers in his ears, humming happily.
- While workers are at home sleeping, their computers are humming along.
- His ears hummed pleasantly and he leaned in towards her.
- It's as if she doesn't know how to hum, she just sings ‘la la la’ all day.
- Footsteps echoed in the hallway, accompanied by the sound of Benny's humming.
- The plane's engine hummed incessantly in my ears, while we read of the mission files again, making sure that the details were memorized.
- Robin slowly woke up to the sound of a ventilator humming.
- Adam typed in some commands, and the computer bank started humming.
- Chris ran up the stairs and followed the sound of Star humming.
- It's the theological equivalent of putting your hands over your ears and humming loudly.
- I covered my ears and hummed loudly, rocking side to side.
- He bends down slightly, surprising her, and starts humming along in her ear.
- The chamber had super computers humming merrily all around its perimeter.
- Observe that would normally be followed up by the speaker actually humming or singing the tune in question.
- I rocked with him as I felt my anger slowly fading as he hummed in my ear.
- Mum would commonly hum or sing while she got ready; sometimes I would sing along or just listen.
- I put my hands over my ears, hummed loudly, and walked off.
- After that all I remember is sleep and the soft melody humming in my little ears.
- In any case, by 2010, fully half of all electricity generated in the U.S. would go to keep computer hardware humming.
- All she heard was a strangely familiar tune, softly hummed in time with the steps.
- The weather is slowly moving form the melodic hums and buzzes of lazy summer heat to the chirps and crackles of exciting autumn change.
- There was silence on the bus, and all that could be heard was the sound of the engine humming.
- The sound of an occasional car passing hummed in my ears combined with muffed, gentle mewing.
- She hummed softly to the tune playing in the room as she examined the bandage on her left arm.
- From the shadows came the sounds of a woman humming in counterpoint to the music.
2informal(be active, vibrant)ir viento en popa informalto make things hum — animar la cosa informal
- the place is humming with activity — el sitio bulle de actividad
- The candidates crisscrossed the map, new polls arrived almost every day, and TV screens hummed with ads this past week.
- The village was humming with walkers, the snowdrops were nearly out and I ambled out and took Moor Lane into the countryside.
- Three hundred marshalling yards, 2,300 goods sheds and 700 repair depots keep humming with activity all the time.
- A textile factory in Sri Lanka hums with activity.
- The club restaurant has been shut for several months, but is humming with activity when I arrive, preparing for its relaunch.
- Apparently, the owners' tastes appeal to a lot of folk - the place is humming.
- The lobby was just a few paces away, literally humming with activity.
- Scotland's jazz scene is positively humming at the moment and we are proud to call Smith and Kellock our own.
- The marina at Bas du Fort just outside the town hums in the evenings.
- Windsor and the surrounding towns hum with great places to eat, drink and be as merry as a monarch.
- Towns we remember as sleepy are now humming with antiques shops and coffeehouses.
- Shopping malls, pubs, icecream parlours and restaurants are humming with activity till late hours.
- Meanwhile, the Market Place was humming with a busy car boot sale, with many admiring the vintage cars on display.
- She had unwillingly become immune to the humming stench.
- The place hums with urgent activity, but on the outskirts of the town the simpler pleasures in life are easier to find.
- One of the staff turned up & was humming; I couldn't have him putting customers off their beer, seeing as I was in charge, so I had no choice but to tell him.
- In the evening and at night, when the farmers came out to plough, or to sow or reap their wheat, the country hummed with activity like a distant industrial town.
- The place was humming as the huge attendance ate and drank as if there was no tomorrow.
- The campus was humming with instructive activities and cheerful, volunteer undergraduates directing and informing the crowds with courtesy and charm.
- Perhaps the most striking thing observed on our tour is the humming activity in this beehive of development engineering.
- The headquarters was air conditioned, crowded and humming with activity from early morning until late at night.
3British informal(stink)oler malapestar informalcantar Spain informal
transitive verbhummed, humming
1(tune/melody) (con la boca cerrada) tararear
1(of bees, machinery)zumbido masculinethe hum of distant traffic/voices in the next room — el murmullo del tráfico lejano/de voces en la habitación contigua
- The steady hum of conversation flowed from inside of the cabin.
- There were wounded who groaned in their sleep or called out, and there was the soft, steady hum of conversation among the wounded who could not sleep.
- Tiredly, she sat up and rubbed her eyes, listening to the steady hum of the air conditioner and the buzz of a fly in the window.
- She listened; all was quiet except for the steady hum of the crickets.
- A steady hum of voices rises from the crowd sitting on the floor.
- A steady hum is heard and the lines on the monitor go flat.
- A vehicle accident, no injuries, one trooper announced over the steady hum of the vending machines in the lobby.
- The pub was getting busier yet and I could feel the steady hum around me.
- I could hear the sound of cars in the distance (you know, the low hum of continuous traffic), so I walked towards it.
- The steady hum grew louder, and the lights in the theatre turned on.
- The steady hum of the city had all but evaporated in the night.
- What entered now was the sound of the hums and moans of everyday life, the quiet laugher, the mockery, the sound of horses and oxen.
- Most of the noise was from the Scottish man through the speakers, other than that there was a low hum of conversation.
- The low hum of air conditioning and the buzz of machines unswitched off is always with you, like tinnitus.
- The only sound was the low hum of the lights, everything was quiet.
- It is after curfew, and only the low hum of the engines and occasional animal squeal can be heard.
- There's a low hum of conversation, a genteel clink of polished silver on old china, waiters in tails exuding an air of quiet efficiency and old-fashioned servility.
- Suddenly, the air was filled with music, hums and whistles of different pitches.
- The sound of the hum of cars in the distance while I sit here is testimony to that.
- The open-plan layout reveals a steady hum of industry.
(interference)zumbido masculineinterferencia feminine
- The only adjustments he makes are to apply De-Hiss filtering and remove low frequency hum.
- You've just connected your system and there's a buzz or hum that won't go away.
- Why is my amp humming?
- Stereos don't make any noise, except a very slight electrical hum.
- We did a very extensive mapping of the different primary frequencies of the hum and then its harmonics.
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