thrum

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1thrum

noun \ˈthrəm\

Definition of THRUM

1
a (1) :  a fringe of warp threads left on the loom after the cloth has been removed (2) :  one of these warp threads
b :  a tuft or short piece of rope yarn used in thrumming canvas —usually used in plural
c :  bit, particle
2
:  a hair, fiber, or threadlike leaf on a plant; also :  a tuft or fringe of such structures
thrum adjective

Origin of THRUM

Middle English, from Old English -thrum (in tungethrum ligament of the tongue); akin to Old High German drum fragment
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with THRUM

2thrum

transitive verb
thrummedthrum·ming

Definition of THRUM

1
:  to furnish with thrums :  fringe
2
:  to insert short pieces of rope yarn or spun yarn in (a piece of canvas) to make a rough surface or a mat which can be wrapped about rigging to prevent chafing

First Known Use of THRUM

15th century

3thrum

verb
thrummedthrum·ming

Definition of THRUM

intransitive verb
1
:  to play or pluck a stringed instrument idly :  strum
2
:  to sound with a monotonous hum
transitive verb
1
:  to play (as a stringed instrument) in an idle or relaxed manner
2
:  to recite tiresomely or monotonously

Origin of THRUM

imitative
First Known Use: 1592

4thrum

noun

Definition of THRUM

:  the monotonous sound of thrumming

First Known Use of THRUM

1798

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