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

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humdrumadjective

uk   us   /ˈhʌm.drʌm/
having no ​excitement, ​interest, or new and different ​events: We ​lead such a humdrum life/​existence. Most of the ​work is ​fairly humdrum.
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(Definition of humdrum from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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humdrumadjective

 us   /ˈhʌmˌdrʌm/
lackingexcitement and ​interest; ​ordinary: We ​lead such a humdrum ​life/​existence.
(Definition of humdrum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “humdrum”
in Spanish monótono…
in Vietnamese nhàm chán…
in Malaysian membosankan…
in Thai น่าเบื่อ…
in French monotone…
in German eintönig…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乏味的, 单调的, 令人厌倦的…
in Turkish sıkıcı ve sıradan, tekdüze…
in Russian скучный, однообразный…
in Indonesian membosankan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 乏味的, 單調的, 令人厭倦的…
in Polish monotonny…
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