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Definition of drone verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

drone

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verb
BrE BrE//drəʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//droʊn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they drone
BrE BrE//drəʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//droʊn//
 
he / she / it drones
BrE BrE//drəʊnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//droʊnz//
 
past simple droned
BrE BrE//drəʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//droʊnd//
 
past participle droned
BrE BrE//drəʊnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//droʊnd//
 
-ing form droning
BrE BrE//ˈdrəʊnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdroʊnɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] to make a continuous low noise A plane was droning in the distance. a droning voice I fell asleep to the sound of their voices droning through the warm afternoon. Word Origin Old English drān, drǣn ‘male bee’, from a West Germanic verb meaning ‘resound, boom’; related to Dutch dreunen ‘to drone’, German dröhnen ‘to roar’, and Swedish dröna ‘to drowse’. Phrasal Verbsdrone on (about something)
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