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Pronunciation of Drones: Learn how to pronounce Drones in English correctly

Learn how to say Drones correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word drone:

[no object]
make a continuous low humming sound:
in the far distance a machine droned
speak tediously in a dull monotonous tone:
he reached for another beer while Jim droned on
[with adverbial of direction] move with a continuous humming sound:
traffic droned up and down the street
1a continuous low humming sound:
he nodded off to the drone of the car engine
informal a monotonous speech:
only twenty minutes of the hour-long drone had passed
2a continuous musical note of low pitch:
the drone rose by a third to A
a musical instrument, or part of one, sounding a continuous note of low pitch, in particular (also drone pipe) a pipe in a bagpipe or (also drone string) a string in an instrument such as a hurdy-gurdy or a sitar.
3a male bee in a colony of social bees, which does no work but can fertilize a queen.
a person who does no useful work and lives off others:
the University takes all the profit and redistributes it to drones like him
4a remote-controlled pilotless aircraft or missile.

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’