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droning, present participle; droned, past tense; droned, past participle; drones, 3rd person singular present;
  1. Make a continuous low humming sound
    • - in the far distance a machine droned
  2. Speak tediously in a dull monotonous tone
    • - he reached for another beer while Jim droned on
  3. Move with a continuous humming sound
    • - traffic droned up and down the street
  1. A low continuous humming sound
    • - he nodded off to the drone of the car engine
  2. A monotonous speech
    • - only twenty minutes of the hour-long drone had passed
  3. A continuous musical note, typically of low pitch

  4. A musical instrument, or part of one, sounding such a continuous note, in particular (also drone pipe) a pipe in a bagpipe or (also drone string) a string in an instrument such as a hurdy-gurdy or a sitar

  5. A male bee in a colony of social bees, which does no work but can fertilize a queen

  6. A person who does no useful work and lives off others

  7. A remote-controlled pilotless aircraft or missile

  1. make a monotonous low dull sound; "The harmonium was droning on"
  2. stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
  3. monotone: an unchanging intonation
  4. talk in a monotonous voice
  5. dawdler: someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
  6. an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control
  7. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV; also known as a remotely piloted vehicle or RPV, or Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)) is an aircraft that flies without a human crew on board the aircraft. Their largest uses are in military applications. ...
  8. Drones are male honey bees. They develop from eggs that have not been fertilized, and they cannot sting, since the worker bee's stinger is a modified ovipositor (an egg laying organ).
  9. In music, a drone is a harmonic or monophonic effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is continuously sounded throughout most or all of a piece. The word drone is also used to refer to any part of a musical instrument that is just used to produce such an effect.
  10. Season one of Smallville, an American television series developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, began airing on October 16, 2001, on The WB television network. ...
  11. (Drones (album)) Drones (1983) is an album by the American ambient musician Robert Rich. Like most of Rich’s early work, this album consists of slow, textural drone music. The first track (“Seascape”) features ocean waves recorded at Encinada, Mexico. ...
  12. (Drones (song)) The Sufferer & the Witness is the fourth album by American punk rock band Rise Against. The album was released on July 4, 2006. It was their second release on major label Geffen Records, following 2004's Siren Song of the Counter Culture. ...
  13. A male bee or wasp, which does not work but can fertilise the queen; Someone who doesn't work; a lazy person, an idler; A remotely controlled aircraft; A low-pitched hum or buzz; One who performs menial or tedious work; a drudge; One of the fixed-pitch pipes on a bagpipe; A genre of music ...
  14. (droning) a dull humming
  15. (Drones) male bees. Their main function in the colony is to fertilize the queen
  16. (Drones) The three large wooden "tubes" tied together by cords on a set of great highland bagpipes, each continually plays a single note.
  17. (Drones) male honeybee; large, stout body and large eyes; main job is to mate with
  18. (Droning) Refers to a zerg player primarily building drones while making a minimal amount of combat units to defend against harassment/pushes in an attempt to get ahead in economy. See also Power Droning.
  19. an unchanging pitch that is held beneath a melody and so serves as an aural reference point. Drones are added by modern-day performers to some pieces (e.g. to Hildegard's music or to troubadour-trouvère repertory). ...
  20. A drone is a continuous pitch, held for an extended time beneath the melody to serve as an aural reference point. In early music, drones generally were not notated in manuscripts, so performers should use their judgment in using them. ...
  21. The male honeybee which comes from an unfertilized egg (and is therefore haploid) laid by a queen or less commonly, a laying worker.
  22. A "pilotless" aircraft controlled by radio signals. Drone - A pilotless aircraft controlled by radio signals.
  23. A long, sustained note or notes, found in the music of many cultures. Indian Classical music employs a drone, usually played on tamboura or harmonium. Celtic music often has a drone, especially bagpipe tunes, and even Gregorian Chant tends to have a single sustained note, sung or implied. ...
  24. A male bee who mates with the queen but does no work within the bee colony.
  25. a remotely controlled or programmed guidance vehicle, vessel, or craft, such as a pilotless airplane; see UAV, DASH, PIONEER, RPV, PREDATOR, FIRE SCOUT, DOODLEBUG, compare MISSILE, MIL-CRAFT. ...