Noun(1) stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees(2) an unchanging intonation(3) someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind(4) an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control(5) a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone
Verb(1) make a monotonous low dull sound(2) talk in a monotonous voice
(1) It should have been a good line, but he sounded like a petulant drone with an overdeveloped sense of entitlement.(2) only twenty minutes of the hour-long drone had passed(3) he nodded off to the drone of the car engine(4) The first thing I heard when I put in this CD and pressed ├ö├ç├┐Play├ö├ç├û was a weird drone that sounded more like an air raid than anything else my fatigued brain could think of.(5) The drone begins to sound similar to a vacuum cleaner sucking up all the surrounding life.(6) Well, no sounds today, of course, as whoever it is must be at work, so the only sound from this house is the endless drone of daytime TV, which I have spent much of the day summoning up the energy to turn off.(7) We were silent for a few moments, the drone of the lesson buzzing like a fly in my ears.(8) While Doria and Denardo clearly embrace the primal power of the drone , their sound is loud but not dissonant or cacophonous, and is seldom if ever grating but instead clean.(9) Viceroy's voice was still a monotonous drone , and I wanted to slap him just to see that he could still talk and/or yell with emotion.(10) Noises such as the drone of cicadas, the crackling of branches, flies buzzing, and the calls of birds had drowned out in her thoughts.(11) ├ö├ç├┐There's something you want to say,├ö├ç├û he said, studying her complacent gaze as the even drone of the moving car overtook her senses.(12) It doesn't help that the musical backing is a five-minute drone of grating computerized noise.(13) She looked at it now, while she tuned out the monotonous drone of her teacher's ramblings.(14) The silence outside. Living so close to Kennedy Airport, the sound of planes getting ready to land is a constant drone throughout the day.(15) How else can they drone on about the same boring subject continuously?(16) Finally, her right hand slowed and then stopped, although her left hand continued the drone for a few notes before it, too fell still.