drone

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Related to droned: imperiously, morosely, lumbered, yammered

drone on

To talk at length in a monotone. If you keep droning on like this, you're going to put your audience to sleep. A: "The professor's already been droning on about polynomials for an hour." B: "Oh, so that's why I lost interest an hour ago!"
See also: drone, on

drone out

To say something in a monotone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drone" and "out." If you keep droning out information, you're going to put your audience to sleep.
See also: drone, out

drone on (about someone or something)

to lecture or narrate in a low-pitched, dull, and boring manner. The dull old professor droned on about Byron—or was it Keats? It was Shelley and, yes, he did drone on.
See also: drone, on

drone (something) out

to make a loud and low-pitched noise; to say something in a low-pitched and monotonous manner. The announcer droned the winning numbers out. She droned out the winning numbers.
See also: drone, out
References in classic literature ?
C'est pour vos peches--pour vos peches," they droned, looking at the travellers with sad lack-lustre eyes, and then bent to their bloody work once more without heed to the prayers and persuasions which were addressed to them.
Whether he droned trivialities, as today, or sprang kisses on her in the twilight, she could pardon him, she could respond.
A hand organ--Philomel by the grace of our stage carpenter, Fancy--fluted and droned in a side street.
No wretched monk who droned his life away in that gloomy place, before me, can have been more tired of it than I am.