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. Lilambar Lalit:

    Hum Woh Engineer Nahi...

  2. Card Grondorf:

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

  3. Brittany Mann:

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

  4. 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-.

  5. 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.

Images & Illustrations of ho-hum

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