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thrum

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noun \ˈthrəm\

Definition of thrum

  1. 1a (1) :  a fringe of warp threads left on the loom after the cloth has been removed (2) :  one of these warp threadsb :  a tuft or short piece of rope yarn used in thrumming canvas —usually used in pluralc :  bit, particle

  2. 2 :  a hair, fiber, or threadlike leaf on a plant; also :  a tuft or fringe of such structures

thrum

adjective


Origin and Etymology 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


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thrum

transitive verb

Definition of thrum

thrummed

thrumming

  1. 1 :  to furnish with thrums :  fringe

  2. 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



15th Century

First Known Use of thrum

15th century


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thrum

verb

Definition of thrum

thrummed

thrumming

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to play or pluck a stringed instrument idly :  strum

  3. 2 :  to sound with a monotonous hum

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to play (as a stringed instrument) in an idle or relaxed manner

  6. 2 :  to recite tiresomely or monotonously



Origin and Etymology of thrum

imitative


First Known Use: 1592


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thrum

noun

Definition of thrum

  1. :  the monotonous sound of thrumming



1798

First Known Use of thrum

1798

Rhymes with thrum


THRUM Defined for Kids

thrum

play
verb \ˈthrəm\

Definition of thrum for Students

thrummed

thrumming

  1. :  to play a stringed instrument idly :  strum




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