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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

verb

Definition of thrum

thrummed

;

thrumming

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to furnish with thrums :  fringe

  3. 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 (something, such 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


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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