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Noun
Plural for a continuous low humming sound
“The atmosphere of the site was filled with the monotonous drone of the prime movers and the intimidating noise of the crashing trees.”
Noun
Plural for a lazy person who does no useful work
“The characters are Murachaig, an industrious youth, who goes forth to gather fruit, and Menachaig, a lazy drone, who stays at home and eats it.”
Noun
Plural for a person who lives off others
“The Administration's proposal is, in reality, a cynical appeal to the stereotype of the welfare recipient as a shiftless drone living off pork chops at the taxpayer's expense.”
Noun
Plural for a person consigned to drudge work
“He did not want to be liked, much less engage in some ritual with a menial drone.”
Noun
Plural for speech by one person
Noun
Plural for a prolonged, deep, reverberating sound
Noun
Plural for honey-making, stinging insect
Noun
Plural for sameness of pitch or tone in a sound or utterance
Noun
Plural for a wind instrument, typically consisting of a single tube with holes along its length
Noun
Plural for a robot, especially one made with some physical resemblance to a human
Verb
To make a continuous low humming sound
“The noise from the washing machine continues to drone in the background.”
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To speak tediously in a dull or monotonous tone
“How is anybody able to drone on about the same boring subject continuously the way they do?”
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To waste or spend time idly and unfruitfully
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“He was an old man and not ambitious, content to drone away his life.”
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To speak in a low or barely audible voice
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To speak in a slow, lazy way or accent with prolonged vowel sounds
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To resonate
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To complain or grumble, typically quietly or discretely
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To utter with a musical or prolonged note(s) or tone(s)
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To speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings
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