"drone" (v. trans.)

Martin Kaminer martin.kaminer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 14 23:35:48 UTC 2013

Rather curious usage example given here:

verb [I]     /drÉ™Ê n/    /droÊ n/

› to make a low continuous noise that does not change its note:

An airplane droned in the background.

(Definition of drone verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's
Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

So I suppose then from what we've heard drones do in fact drone, in
some cases rather loudly.

I still prefer the tambura.

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 7:15 PM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:
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> On Mar 14, 2013, at 4:02 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> Fascinatingly, I coined this verb independently about two weeks ago.
> as i said on my blog, it was inevitable.
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