Hum and Whisper


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Hum noun – A monotonous sound like that of an insect in motion.
Usage example: we heard the hum of an outboard motor and a few minutes later the small craft came into sight

Whisper and hum are semantically related in buzz topic. In some cases you can use "Whisper" instead the word "Hum" as a noun or a verb.
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Whisper noun – A rumor or report of a personal or sensational nature.
Hum and whisper are semantically related in rumor topic. You can use "Hum" instead the word "Whisper" as a noun or a verb.
Nearby Words: whispered, whispering, whisperer
Synonyms for Whisper

How words are described

high high hum high whisper
faint faint hum faint whisper
low low hum low whisper
soft soft hum soft whisper
Other adjectives: loud, quiet, audible, high-pitched.

Common collocations

bits hum bits whisper bits
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Whisper and Hum. (2016). Retrieved 2021, January 25, from
Hum & Whisper. N.p., 2016. Web. 25 Jan. 2021. <>.
Whisper or Hum. 2016. Accessed January 25, 2021.

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