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thrum

verb \ ˈthrəm \

Definition of thrum

thrummed; thrumming
1 : to sound with a monotonous hum
2 : to play or pluck a stringed instrument idly : strum
1 : to play (something, such as a stringed instrument) in an idle or relaxed manner
2 : to recite tiresomely or monotonously

Origin and Etymology of thrum

imitative


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thrum

noun

Definition of thrum

: the monotonous sound of thrumming

First Known Use of thrum

1798

in the meaning defined above

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thrum

noun

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 and Etymology of thrum

Middle English, from Old English -thrum (in tungethrum ligament of the tongue); akin to Old High German drum fragment


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thrum

verb

Definition of thrum

thrummed; thrumming
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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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THRUM Defined for Kids

thrum

verb \ ˈthrəm \

Definition of thrum for Students

thrummed; thrumming
: to play a stringed instrument idly : strum


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