Translation of "hum" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /hʌm/ us /hʌm/ present participle humming, past tense and past participle hummed

to sing without opening your mouth

canturrear (una melodía)
He was humming a tune.

to make a continuous, low sound

The computers were humming in the background.
noun [ no plural ] uk /hʌm/ us /hʌm/

a low, continuous sound

the hum of traffic

(Translation of “hum” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ham/ (past tense, past participle hummed)

to make a musical sound with closed lips

tararear, canturrear
He was humming a tune to himself.

to make a similar sound

The bees were humming round the hive.

to be active

estar en actividad, bullir
Things are really humming round here.
humming bird noun

a small brightly-coloured/-colored American bird which makes a humming sound with its wings.


(Translation of “hum” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)