1. (animal) 
The drone mates with the queen bee while they're in flight.El zángano se aparea con la abeja reina mientras vuelan.
2. (noise) 
I heard a curious drone while visiting Tibet that turned out to be coming from a group of monks.Oí un zumbido curioso durante mi visita al Tíbet que resultó provenir de un grupo de monjes.
3. (monotonous speech) 
I can't stand to listen to this drone for another second. Let's get out of here!No aguanto escuchar este sonsonete ni un segundo más. ¡Ya vámonos!
4. (aeronautics) 
a. el dron (M) 
Robert uses drones to photograph plots of land from high in the air.Robert utiliza drones para fotografiar terrenos desde lo alto.
5. (drudge) 
a. el esclavo (M)la esclava (F) (figurative) 
The hotel hired some drones to walk around and pick up trash all day long.El hotel contrató a unos esclavos para andar recogiendo basura todo el día.
6. (music) 
Mike played a drone on the bass while Cindy played a simple rhythm on the drums.Mike tocaba un bordón en el bajo mientras Cindy tocaba un ritmo simple en la batería.
intransitive verb
7. (to hum) 
a. zumbar 
The boat's diesel engines droned as we cruised out of the harbor.Los motores diesel del barco zumbaban mientras navegábamos saliendo del puerto.
8. (to speak in a monotone; often used with "on") 
Tammy looked away, bored as the man continued to drone on with his opinions.Tammy miró hacia otro lado, aburrida del hombre que hablaba con monotonía de sus opiniones.
1. (bee) 
a. el zángano (M) 
2. (noise) 
a. el zumbido (M) 
intransitive verb
3. (general) 
a. zumbar 
drone [drəʊn]
1 (male bee) zángano (m)
2 (noise) [of bees, engine] zumbido (m); [of voice] tono (m) monótono
3 (sponger) parásitoaparásita (m) (f);a parásita
intransitive verb
[+bee, engine, aircraft] zumbar; [+voice, person] (also drone on) hablar monótonamente
he droned on and on hablaba y hablaba en tono monótono
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