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Noun
A person who does no useful work and lives off others
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“It should have been a good line, but he sounded like a petulant drone with an overdeveloped sense of entitlement.”
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A continuous low humming sound
“Masses of mankind arose from inexpensive seating, emitting a drone of noise, noises, actually, as small groups of people conversed about a number of subjects.”
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A person who does very hard or dull work
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“After lunch my fellow drones and I shuffle back to our cubicles.”
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Speech by one person
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A prolonged, deep, reverberating sound
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A robot, especially one made with some physical resemblance to a human
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Honey-making, stinging insect
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Sameness of pitch or tone in a sound or utterance
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A wind instrument consisting of a single tube with holes along its length that are covered by the fingers to produce different notes
Verb
Make a continuous low humming sound
“It was cold and hard against my ear, but the dial tone droned on clearly.”
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Speak tediously in a dull monotonous tone
“How else can they drone on about the same boring subject continuously?”
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To spend time doing nothing
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“… instead of getting a job, he preferred to drone and live off his parents.”
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While or dawdle away time indolently
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To make a soft rustling or murmuring sound
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To resonate
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Talk or grumble in secret or in private
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To speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings
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