hum·drum || 'hʌmdrʌm adj. boring, monotonous, dull, repetitious

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  • Humdrum — Hum drum , a. Monotonous; dull; commonplace. A humdrum crone. Bryant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Humdrum — Hum drum , n. 1. A dull fellow; a bore. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. Monotonous and tedious routine. [1913 Webster] Dissatisfied with humdrum. The Nation. [1913 Webster] 3. A low cart with three wheels, drawn by one horse …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • humdrum — [hum′drum΄] adj. [echoic extension (infl. by DRUM1) of HUM1] lacking variety; dull; monotonous; boring n. humdrum talk, routine, etc.; monotony …   English World dictionary

  • Humdrum — is an animated short film directed by Peter Peake. It was released in 1998 and produced by Aardman Animations and received an Oscar nomination for Animated Short Film and a BAFTA nomination in the same category. Plot summaryThe film features two… …   Wikipedia

  • humdrum — index ordinary, prosaic, stale, usual Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • humdrum — adj *dull, dreary, monotonous, pedestrian, stodgy Analogous words: *irksome, tiresome, wearisome, tedious, boring …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • humdrum — [adj] boring, uneventful arid, banausic, blah, bromidic, common, commonplace, dim, dime a dozen*, drab, dreary, dull, everyday, garden variety*, insipid, lifeless, monotone, monotonous, mundane, ordinary, pedestrian, plodding, prosy, repetitious …   New thesaurus

  • humdrum — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ dull or monotonous. ► NOUN ▪ monotonous routine. ORIGIN probably a reduplication of HUM(Cf. ↑hummer) …   English terms dictionary

  • humdrum — [[t]hʌ̱mdrʌm[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone or something as humdrum, you mean that they are ordinary, dull, or boring. ...her lawyer husband, trapped in a humdrum but well paid job... The new government seemed rather… …   English dictionary

  • humdrum — /ˈhʌmdrʌm / (say humdrum) adjective 1. lacking variety; dull: a humdrum existence. –noun 2. humdrum character or routine; monotony. 3. monotonous or tedious talk. 4. a dull boring person. {varied reduplication of hum1} …  

  • humdrum — humdrumness, n. /hum drum /, adj. 1. lacking variety; boring; dull: a humdrum existence. n. 2. humdrum character or routine; monotony. 3. monotonous or tedious talk. 4. Archaic. a dull, boring person. [1545 55; earlier humtrum, rhyming compound… …   Universalium

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