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drone

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Colours & sounds
dronedrone1 /drΙ™ΚŠn $ droʊn/ verb [intransitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š CLOW SOUND OR VOICEto make a continuous low dull sound πŸ”Š An airplane droned overhead. β†’ drone on
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Examples from the Corpus
droneβ€’ There were cars and aeroplanes droning.β€’ A lawn mower droned a few houses down.β€’ They droned about, surrounded by the black, dissolving snorts of high explosive.β€’ The windscreen wipers droned on and on.β€’ I'd almost fallen asleep while Uncle Hamish had been droning on.β€’ A plane droned overhead.
Related topics: Colours & sounds, Insects
dronedrone2 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 CLOW SOUND OR VOICE[singular] a continuous low dull sounddrone of πŸ”Š the steady drone of traffic2 HBI[countable] a male bee that does no work3 LAZY[countable] someone who has a good life but does not work to earn it or give anything back to society4 [countable] technical an aircraft that does not have a pilot, but is operated by radio
Examples from the Corpus
droneβ€’ The organism of a hive yields integration for its community of worker bees, drones, pollen and brood.β€’ They needed the repetition, the dense hypnotic drone of woods and water, but above all they needed to be together.β€’ The police use high-tech radar drones to catch speeders.β€’ Nothing in the sing-song drone showed that he noticed.β€’ There he crowded against other inhabitants in mutual discomfort as the drone of bombers drew near.β€’ Gradually, the drone of the Boeing's engines faded into the background of her thought.β€’ Didn't she hear it, the drone, the hum, that awful, teasing, dreary hum?β€’ Shelby was one of the drones on the factory floor.β€’ I fall asleep to the drone of sirens and helicopters overhead.β€’ She was labeled a welfare drone.drone ofβ€’ The drone of the traffic was keeping him awake.
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Verb table
drone
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydrone
he, she, itdrones
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydroned
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave droned
he, she, ithas droned
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad droned
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill drone
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have droned
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam droning
he, she, itis droning
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you, we, theyare droning
Past
I, he, she, itwas droning
you, we, theywere droning
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been droning
he, she, ithas been droning
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been droning
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be droning
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been droning
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