drone Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"drone" in British English

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dronenoun

uk   /drəʊn/  us   /droʊn/

drone noun (NOISE)

[S] a ​lowcontinuousnoise that does not ​changeitsnote: the drone of an ​engine Outside the ​tent I could ​hear theconstant drone ofinsects. The drone of his ​voice made me ​feelsleepy.

drone noun (BEE)

[C] a ​male bee

drone noun (AIRCRAFT)

[C] a ​type of ​aircraft that does not have a ​pilot but is ​controlled by someone on the ​ground

droneverb [I]

uk   /drəʊn/  us   /droʊn/
to make a ​lowcontinuousnoise that does not ​changeitsnote: An ​airplane droned in the ​background.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of drone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drone" in American English

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dronenoun [U]

 us   /droʊn/
a ​low, ​continuousnoise: I could ​hear the drone of an ​airplane.

droneverb [I]

 us   /droʊn/
to make a ​low, ​continuousnoise: The ​radio droned in the ​background while we ​talked. To drone on is to ​talk in a ​lowvoice that does not ​change and is ​consideredboring.
(Definition of drone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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