Definitions for ho-humˈhoʊˈhʌm, -ˌhʌm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ho-humˈhoʊˈhʌm, -ˌhʌm(interj.)

  1. (an exclamation expressing boredom, weariness, or contempt.)

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. (adj.)dull; routine.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome(adj)

    so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

    "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"


  1. ho-hum(Adjective)

    Boring; not interesting or novel.

    She wore ho-hum clothes, but practical ones.

  2. ho-hum(Interjection)

    Used to express boredom, disinterest or lack of novelty.

    Look at all this paperwork. Ho-hum!


  1. Ho-hum

    Ho-Hum is a pop/rock band based in Little Rock, Arkansas, formed by brothers Lenny and Rod Bryan.


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