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Noun: drone  drown
  1. Stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
     
  2. An unchanging intonation
    - monotone, droning
     
  3. Someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    - dawdler, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke
     
  4. An aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control
    - pilotless aircraft, radio-controlled aircraft
     
  5. A pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
    - drone pipe, bourdon
Verb: drone  drown
  1. Make a monotonous low dull sound
    "The harmonium was droning on"
     
  2. Talk in a monotonous voice
    - drone on

Derived forms: drones, droning, droned

Type of: bee, bum [N. Amer], do-nothing, go, heavier-than-air craft, idler, intonation, layabout, loafer, modulation, mouth, pipe, pitch contour, sound, speak, talk, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize

Part of: bagpipe

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