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strum

play
noun \ˈstrəm\

Definition of strum

  1. :  an act, instance, or sound of strumming



Origin of strum

imitative


First Known Use: 1764

Rhymes with strum


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strum

verb

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

strummedstrum·ming

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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>

  3. 2 :  to cause to sound vibrantly <winds strummed the rigging — H. A. Chippendale>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to strum a stringed instrument

  6. 2 :  to sound vibrantly

strum·mer noun

Examples of strum

  1. He strummed a tune on the guitar.



1777

First Known Use of strum

1777


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