Meaning of drone

  1. make a continuous low humming sound.
    in the far distance a machine droned
  1. a continuous low humming sound.
    he nodded off to the drone of the car engine
  2. a continuous musical note of low pitch.
    the drone rose by a third to A
  3. a male bee in a colony of social bees, which does no work but can fertilize a queen.
  4. a remote-controlled pilotless aircraft or small flying device.
    pilots use remote controls to guide a stealth reconnaissance drone
    a photographer used a drone to take some unconventional photos of the countryside

Old English drān, drǣn ‘male bee’, from a West Germanic verb meaning ‘resound, boom’; related to Dutch dreunen ‘to drone’, German dröhnen ‘to roar’, and Swedish dröna ‘to drowse’.

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Hyphenation of drone


  • It consists of 1 syllables and 5 chars.
  • drone is a word monosyllabic because it has one syllable

drone synonyms

Meaning monotone:

monotone, droning

Meaning dawdler:

dawdler, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke

Meaning drone pipe:


Meaning make a low, steady continuous sound like that of a bee:


Meaning make a low, continuous humming sound:


Meaning (of something rapidly rotating or moving to and fro) make a low, continuous, regular sound:

whir, whirring

Meaning (of a sound) resonate; continue to be heard:


Meaning say something in a low or indistinct voice:


Meaning make a continuous deep, resonant sound:


Meaning (of a cat) make a low continuous vibratory sound expressing contentment:

purr, purring

Meaning make a sharp sibilant sound as of the letter s:

hiss, hissing

Meaning speak very softly using one's breath rather than one's throat, especially for the sake of secrecy:

whisper, whispering

Meaning emit a long, deep audible breath expressing sadness, relief, tiredness, or similar:


Meaning an instance of vibrating:


Meaning a low or indistinct continuous sound:


Translation of drone

Anagrams of drone

Deron, Doner, Endor, Onder, Redon, redon, ronde

Words that rhyme with drone

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