Sinonimi: pilotless aircraft | radio-controlled aircraft
A pilotless aircraft operated by remote control; SYN. pilotless aircraft, radio-controlled aircraft.
ETYM Old Eng. drane a dronebee, as. drân; akin to os. drân, Old High Germ. treno, German drohne. Related to Drone.
Stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (esp. honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen.
1. The male of a bee (as the honeybee) that has no sting and gathers no honey.
2. One that lives on the labors of others; parasite.
Sinonimi: drone pipe | bourdon
In music, an accompanying constant tone or harmony, usually octave or fifth. It is a feature of many classical and folk traditions, and is produced by many instruments of folk music, including the Indian vina, bagpipes, and hurdy-gurdy. Drone effects in written music include the organ pedal point and the musette dance form.
Among examples of drone in the concert repertoire are Wagner’s overture to Das Rheingold/The Rhinegold 1853–54 and the mystery chord of Schoenberg’s third orchestral piece “Farben”/“Chord Colors” from the Five Pieces for Orchestra 1909.
A pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone; SYN. drone pipe, bourdon.
Sinonimi: drone on
1. To make a monotonous low dull sound.
2. To talk in a monotonous voice; SYN. drone on.