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Meaning of "ho hum" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HO HUM

ho hum  [həʊ hʌm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HO HUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ho hum is an exclamation.
Exclamation is an expression or voice that reflects an emotion or exaltation.

WHAT DOES HO HUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of ho hum in the English dictionary

The definition of ho hum in the dictionary is You can use ho hum when you want to show that you think something is not interesting, remarkable, or surprising in any way. Other definition of ho hum is You can say ho hum to show that you accept an unpleasant situation because it is not very serious.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HO HUM


ho-hum
ˈhəʊˌhʌm
hum
hʌm
humhum
ˈhʌmˌhʌm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HO HUM

ho
Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh City
ho-ho
ho-hum
ho.
hoactzin
hoagie
hoar
hoard
hoarder
hoarding
hoarfrost
hoarhead
hoarhound
hoarier
hoariest
hoarily
hoariness
hoarse

WORDS THAT END LIKE HO HUM

album
at a premium
Belgium
Bochum
chum
cum
datum
forum
Jochum
maximum
medium
minimum
Mitchum
museum
Nahum
new chum
old chum
petroleum
sorghum
zythum

Synonyms and antonyms of ho hum in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ho hum» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HO HUM

Find out the translation of ho hum to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ho hum from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ho hum» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

何哼哼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ho hum
570 millions of speakers

English

ho hum
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हो हम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حو همهمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гул Хо
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ho hum
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হো হুম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ho hum
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ho hum
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ho hum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ホハム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

호 험
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hu hum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ho hum
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹோம் ஹம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हो हो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ho hum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Ho Hum
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nudne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гул Хо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ho zumzet
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ho βουητό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ho hum
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ho hum
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ho hum
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ho hum

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HO HUM»

The term «ho hum» is quite widely used and occupies the 37.416 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HO HUM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ho hum» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ho hum» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ho hum

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HO HUM»

Discover the use of ho hum in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ho hum and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
All Work & No Say... Ho Hum, Another Day: How to Captivate ...
All Work and No Say...ho hum, another day, by Jody Urquhart, syndicated columnist of The Joy of Work, is not merely another book about "empawerment" -- a temporary measure that assigns responsibility.
Jody Urquhart, 2004
2
From Ho-Hum to Oh Wow!
Jeffrey Kontur. From Ho-Hum to Oh Wow! Jeffrey Kontur FROMTO. Front Cover.
Jeffrey Kontur, 2009
3
Faith, Religion & Theology: A Contemporary Introduction
In trying to summarize the main reasons why so many contemporary persons don 't want to bother with things religious, why they are either indifferent or opposed to faith and religion, we can come up with two general attitudes: 1) The "ho-hum" ...
Brennan Hill, Paul F. Knitter, William Madges, 1997
4
Dracula, Baby: A Musical Comedy
HO HUM and FLY WITH ME *See Musical Score for exact opposition of lines. Darling, look and see— I'm your destiny- - Take my. VAN HELSING, SEWARD ARTHUR, RENFIELD:* Beastly weather THe grass will soon be green. Well, that's life.
Bruce Ronald, 1970
5
Webster's II New College Dictionary
Bonng and conventional <"a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture the attention of the conventioneers" — Chicago Tnbune> hoicks ihoiks) inter;, far O/YOICIV hoi pol-loi (hoi* pj-loi'j n. [Gk.. the many.: The common people. hoist • -i n. hoist-cd, ...
Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster, 1999
6
Keep Growing: Turn the Ho-Hum Into a Life-Changing Spiritual ...
In ten easy-to-use, devotional studies, Poppy Smith demonstrates how a vital Christian life begins when you see life as an adventure--no matter what your life situation may be.
Poppy Smith, 2002
7
Wordarrows: Native States of Literary Sovereignty
"Here now ho hum three more months." "Ho who said that?" asks Girlie. "Ho hum four more months." "Where are you?" she asks, looking in the comers. "Ho hum five more months." "Who are you?" "Ho hum six ... seven . . . eight more months.
Gerald Robert Vizenor, 2003
8
The Book of Death:
The rabble then chants, "Ho hum, ho hum, kill the Christian scum! Hum ho, hum ho, the priest's head must go! Ho hum, ho hum, kill the Christian scum! Hum ho, hum ho, the priest's head must go!" And with each incantation, the mob's ...
Ramy Tadros, 2013
9
Essence of Vajrayana: The Highest Yoga Tantra Practice of ...
... HUM HUM PHAT OM NAMA HI HUM HUM PHAT OM SOHA HU HUM HUM PHAT OM BOKE HE HUM HUM PHAT OM HUM HUM HO HUM HUM PHAT OM PHAT HAM HUM HUM PHAT The armour mantras of the Mother OM OM BAM HUM ...
Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, 2000
10
Horse Lovers Forever
Sure, I'll get her on the phone.” Ashleigh Guiana replied. After a few moments Kassie came to the phone. “Hey Angelina! What's up?” she yawned into the phone. “This is not a yawning matter, Kass!” Angelina scolded her friend. “Ho- hum.
Amira Song, 2012

9 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HO HUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ho hum is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ho Hum Pavilion is completed - Long Island Advance
For just shy of 30 years, the Ho Hum Beach pavilion provided shade on a hot day and a place to gather for beach-goers. Then, in October 2012, ... «Long Island Advance, Jul 15»
2
The 'Holy Grail' of silent screencomedy has been recovered
"Ho hum, this isn't going to be worth much," he remembered thinking. This year, though, he threaded the reel into his projector, threw a switch ... «Waterloo Record, Jul 15»
3
Album Reviews: The Chemical Brothers, Wolf Alice, Ratatat, Paper …
Ho hum. Thematically, The Chemical Brothers have never wanted to hurt you, they just like putting stretchmarks on your mind. EML Ritual's line ... «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
4
Like debtor's prison
We are weary of their "ho hum" attitude toward paying income tax. Canada, be warned: austerity has led to two quarters of negative growth. «Waterloo Record, Jul 15»
5
Yes, Dan Aykroyd Will Have That 'Ghostbusters' Cameo - MTV
Whereas some of his former O.G. (Original Ghostbusters) proton pack-wearers have been pretty ho hum about getting involved, Aykroyd's been ... «MTV.com, Jul 15»
6
Kurt Warner with more on Colin Kaepernick development - Niners …
Now, those things are kind of ho hum, we kind of yawn, oh he only threw for 4,500 yards? So, everything's changing. I think every quarterback, ... «Niners Nation, Jul 15»
7
Police arrest Man for Aggravated Assault at Ho Hum Motel
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - Police responded to the Ho Hum Motel on Williston Road for a report of an assault. Officers said Allen Locke, 37, ... «My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22, Jul 15»
8
Vail Daily column: Global warming? Ho hum
Heat spells have a way of turning conversations to climate change, however briefly and generally as well-worn jokes. Listen closely enough ... «Vail Daily News, Jul 15»
9
Ho Hum, Tavares is once again a Hart Finalist, in case you forgot.
I'm gonna level with you people: I don't think John Tavares is going to leave Las Vegas tonight with the Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable ... «Lighthouse Hockey, Jun 15»

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