She spoke over the afternoon hum of Serendipity, the famous Upper East Side ice-cream parlor.
DE, from the French, means "of" as in "from;" DO, like the deer, is the first tone you hum.
There was no shelling this time, but there was the hum of watchful drones.
From the site, one can hear the hum of traffic and see cars passing on the street.
I tracked down Gladwell on his cellphone, amid the hum of coffeehouse chatter, and outlined my thesis.
With which he began to hum “The King shall have his own again.”
"hum," remarked Uncle Peter, in a tone to be noticed for its extreme dryness.
Archie used sometimes to be weary of the hum of voices and the unvaried routine of the lessons; but Lilias never was.
The Sunday landscape was very still, save for the hum of busy insect life.
Above him he could now hear the hum of his machine, and he saw it sweep overhead quite low down.
late 14c., hommen "make a murmuring sound to cover embarrassment," later hummen "to buzz, drone" (early 15c.), probably of imitative origin. Sense of "sing with closed lips" is first attested late 15c.; that of "be busy and active" is 1884, perhaps on analogy of a beehive. Related: Hummed; humming. Humming-bird (1630s) so called from sound made by the rapid vibration of its wings.
There is a curious bird to see to, called a humming bird, no bigger then a great Beetle. [Thomas Morton, "New English Canaan," 1637]
mid-15c., from hum (v.).
A low, continuous murmur blended of many sounds.