What is drone?

  • (noun): Someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind.
    Synonyms: dawdler, laggard, lagger, trailer
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on drone:

Drone - Places
... Drone, County Tyrone, a townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. ...
LA Drone
... "LA Drone" is a short piece of music that the English rock band Led Zeppelin played as an intro tape on the second half of their 1972 concert tour of the United States ... The monotonous drone was produced by Led Zeppelin bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones and guitarist Jimmy Page by playing an acoustic guitar with a ... The drone was intended to build a sense of suspense and anticipation in the concert audience ...
Mirko Uhlig - Music
... releasing four albums and some EPs (on Aal, Einzeleinheit, Taalem, Mystery Sea and Drone Records) Uhlig decided to release his now much more minimalistic and serene works under a less delusive name ... “Uhlig plays a form of drone music that is highly refreshing ... the ordinary! For me Mirko Uhlig is one of the better and unfortunately lesser known drone masters of Germany.” (Vital Weekly) Beside his solo work Mirko Uhlig runs the ...
Circus Live - EMI Press Release
... The album begins with a drone and ends with a drone ... For the New Year finds John Cale twisting and bending his new brand of drone even further ...

More definitions of "drone":

  • (verb): Talk in a monotonous voice.
    Synonyms: drone on
  • (noun): Stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen.
  • (verb): Make a monotonous low dull sound.
    Example: "The harmonium was droning on"
  • (noun): A pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone.
    Synonyms: drone pipe, bourdon

Famous quotes containing the word drone:

    Television does not dominate or insist, as movies do. It is not sensational, but taken for granted. Insistence would destroy it, for its message is so dire that it relies on being the background drone that counters silence. For most of us, it is something turned on and off as we would the light. It is a service, not a luxury or a thing of choice.
    David Thomson, U.S. film historian. America in the Dark: The Impact of Hollywood Films on American Culture, ch. 8, William Morrow (1977)