Origin of strum
First Known Use: 1764
Simple Definition of strum
: to play (a guitar or similar instrument) by moving your fingers across the strings
: to play (music) on a guitar, banjo, etc., by moving your fingers over the strings
Full Definition of strum
1a : to brush the fingers over the strings of (a musical instrument) in playing <strum a guitar>; also : 3thrum 1b : to play (music) on a stringed instrument <strum a tune>
2 : to cause to sound vibrantly <winds strummed the rigging — H. A. Chippendale>
1 : to strum a stringed instrument
2 : to sound vibrantly
Examples of strum
He strummed a tune on the guitar.
First Known Use of strum
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