Drone

Drone

(drn), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Droned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Droning.] [Cf. (for sense 1) D. dreunen, G. drhnen, Icel. drynja to roar, drynr a roaring, Sw. drna to bellow, drone, Dan. drne, Goth. drunjus sound, Gr. dirge, to cry aloud, Skr. dhran to sound. Cf. Drone, n.] 1. To utter or make a low, dull, monotonous, humming or murmuring sound.
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Where the beetle wheels his droning flight.
T. Gray.
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2. To love in idleness; to do nothing. "Race of droning kings." Dryden.
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