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1. mum

adjective. ['ˈmʌm'] failing to speak or communicate etc when expected to.

Synonyms

  • uncommunicative
  • silent

Antonyms

  • child
  • voluble
  • articulate

Etymology

  • Mummere (German)

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Words that Rhyme with Mum

  • mccrumb
  • mccrum
  • deblum
  • ancrum
  • succumb
  • strum
  • hohum
  • exum
  • become
  • baucum
  • swum
  • stumm
  • stum
  • slum
  • shrum
  • sharum
  • scum
  • schrum
  • plumb
  • plum
  • pflum
  • narum
  • krumme
  • krumm
  • krum
  • klumb
  • grum
  • glum
  • frum
  • from

Example sentences of the word mum


1. Adjective
There are several craft and flea-market vendors, as well as a large garage sale and a mum sale.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Place the potted mum on top of the foil in its center.

Quotes containing the word mum


1. My mum was a wonderful mother. She died, aged 80, of Alzheimer's disease, which was dreadful to watch. I remember she said to me: 'Believe in yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.' I'm sure a lot of my success is due to her words of advice.
- Bonnie Tyler

2. Now, you two – this year, you behave yourselves. If I get one more owl telling me you've – you've blown up a toilet or –""Blown up a toilet? We've never blown up a toilet.""Great idea though, thanks, Mum.
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

3. He was my mum and dad's best friend. He's a convicted murderer, but he's broken out of wizard prison and he's on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me, though...keep up with my news...check if I'm happy...
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2. mum

noun. ['ˈmʌm'] informal terms for a mother.

Synonyms

  • mummy
  • mamma
  • mommy
  • mom
  • ma
  • momma
  • female parent
  • mother
  • mama

Antonyms

  • male parent
  • louden
  • sound
  • openness

Etymology

  • Mummere (German)

3. mum

noun. ['ˈmʌm'] secrecy.

Synonyms

  • silence
  • secretiveness

Antonyms

  • noisy
  • audible
  • communicativeness

Etymology

  • Mummere (German)

4. mum

noun. ['ˈmʌm'] of China.

Synonyms

  • Chrysanthemum morifolium
  • chrysanthemum
  • florist's chrysanthemum
  • florists' chrysanthemum

Antonyms

  • parent
  • dad
  • pop
  • pater

Etymology

  • Mummere (German)
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