What does ho-hum mean?

Definitions for ho-humˈhoʊˈhʌm, -ˌhʌm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ho-hum.

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ho-hum in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ho-hum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Card Grondorf:

    Hum fits a need that exists for people to feel more connected.

  2. Brittany Mann:

    At first, it started out as a hum but the sound got louder and louder.

  3. Jeff Jonas:

    Even after today's drop, I don't think people are totally ruling out Aetna Inc and Humana Inc -LRB- HUM.N -RRB-.

  4. Brittany Mann:

    We were just sitting there and then one by one people started to stand, at first, it started out as a hum but the sound got louder and louder.

  5. Steven Rauch:

    You hum - if you hear your own voice amplified in the blocked ear, there’s nothing to worry about, it’s probably ear wax or fluid, if you hear your voice amplified in the good ear, that’s an emergency.

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