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1 drone

Stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen.

Roget 412: cry etc. v.; crying etc. v.; bowwow, ululation, latration, belling; reboation; wood-note; insect cry, ... show more

Roget 413: melody, rhythm, measure; rhyme etc. (poetry) 597.    pitch, timbre, intonation, tone.    scale, gamut; ... show more

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

Dutch: dar, drone
Polish: truteń

2 drone

An unchanging intonation.

synonyms: droning, monotone.

3 drone

Someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind.

synonyms: dawdler, laggard, lagger, poke, trailer.

Polish: guzdrała

4 drone

An aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control.

synonyms: pilotless aircraft, radio-controlled aircraft.

Dutch: drone
Polish: bezzałogowy aparat latający, bezzałogowy statek latający, dron, samolot bezzałogowy

5 drone

A pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone.

synonyms: bourdon, drone pipe.

Roget 415: music; concert; strain, tune, air; melody etc. 413; aria, arietta; piece of music [Fr.], work, number, opus; ... show more

Dutch: bourdon, dreun, loei
Polish: piszczałka burdonowa


1 drone

Make a monotonous low dull sound.

2 drone

Talk in a monotonous voice.

synonym: drone on.

Moby thesaurus: Indian file, accompaniment, alliteration, alto, array, articulation, assonance, bagpipe, bagpipes, bank, baritone, bass, basso continuo, basso ostinato, bassus, bee, beggar, birr, blubber, bombilate ... show more.

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