Meaning of “drone” in the English Dictionary

"drone" in British English

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dronenoun

uk /drəʊn/ us /droʊn/

droneverb [ I ]

uk /drəʊn/ us /droʊn/

(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, continuous noise:

I could hear the drone of an airplane.

droneverb [ I ]

us /droʊn/

to make a low, continuous noise:

The radio droned in the background while we talked.

To drone on is to talk in a low voice that does not change and is considered boring.

(Definition of “drone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)